Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Easily halved or doubled

Juicy tiger prawns turn this simple supper dish into something really special

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal548
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.94g
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Ingredients

  • 200g linguine or spaghetti
  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200g raw peeled prawn, preferably tiger prawns
    Prawn

    Prawn

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    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100ml white wine
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • small handful flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling, salted water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat a small knob of the butter in a frying pan. When it starts to sizzle, add the prawns and fry for 1 min until they start to change colour. Add the garlic and sizzle for 1 min more, splash in the wine, then bring to the boil. Swirl in the rest of the butter, season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice, then stir in the chopped parsley.

  2. When the pasta is just cooked, drain and toss through the prawns. Divide the pasta between 2 bowls, pour over any excess sauce and serve straightaway.

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nounou
7th Mar, 2009
4.05
Really nice recipe, simple and very tasty! I tend to change it a bit though as I don't put nearly as much butter... I actually use some of the garlic butter I always have ready in the freezer and had a spoonful of half fat crème-fraiche at the end. I usually serve it on a bed of rocket as the nice peppery flavour of the rocket gives it a nice twist.
konstantine101
20th Jan, 2009
5.05
Really easy and really tasty!
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yorkshirekaren
19th Dec, 2008
5.05
This is really nice with coriander instead of the parsley, too...and I agree the chilli flakes add a great kick to what is now our favourite supper dish when the kids are out!
drewinc42
15th Jul, 2008
Just made this :-) great -- added more garlic and seeded red chilli
jbennett13
18th May, 2008
Instead of parsley toss in a good handful of rocket leaves and must add 1 or 2 seeded chopped red chillies and make sure the butter is unsalted,
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yorkshirekaren
23rd Apr, 2008
5.05
We loved this recipe, it's so simple yet really tasty. I used frozen raw tiger prawns, and a pinch of dried chilli flakes instead of the parsley. My husband loved it so much he's asked me to cook it again as soon as possible!
hiyamod
27th Feb, 2008
2.05
I did the recipe as written, but the whole family did not enjoy it at all .. :-(
venus_infurs
11th Feb, 2008
5.05
Really quick and easy recipe...and sooooo yummy.
peratinosruth
10th Nov, 2007
4.05
I added an extra clove of garlic and a chopped chilli pepper.......very nice!!
HIkazzy
11th Oct, 2014
My daughter has been given this as a school recipe, we don't eat prawns so was going to substitute mushrooms but it isn't going to taste good reheated at night is it?

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