Special prawn pasta

Special prawn pasta

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


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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  • 200g linguine or spaghetti
  • 25g butter



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

  • 200g raw peeled prawn, preferably tiger prawns



    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


  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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7th Mar, 2009
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.
20th Jan, 2009
Really easy and really tasty!
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19th Dec, 2008
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!
15th Jul, 2008
Just made this :-) great -- added more garlic and seeded red chilli
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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23rd Apr, 2008
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!
27th Feb, 2008
I did the recipe as written, but the whole family did not enjoy it at all .. :-(
11th Feb, 2008
Really quick and easy recipe...and sooooo yummy.
10th Nov, 2007
I added an extra clove of garlic and a chopped chilli pepper.......very nice!!
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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