Prawn Linguine

Another one of my favourite recipes, so quick to do and miraculously is a massive hit with my children as well as me and my husband! Don’t often get all 4 liking something! We like it quite spicy but you can add as much or as little chilli as you like.

Prawn linguine

Prep: 5 minutes                Cook: 25 minutes (tops)            Serves: 2 adults and 2 little ones

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes or 1 red chilli chopped (add more if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • a good grind of black pepper
  • the rind of one lemon
  • juice of half a lemon
  • fresh coriander
  • 1 packet (200-220g approx.) frozen prawns (ideally king prawns)
  • Linguine/spaghetti – approx 250g

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic, chilli, basil and black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes to release all the flavours, careful to not burn the garlic.
  2. Meanwhile cook the linguine according to the packet
  3. Add the prawns to the pan, grate on the lemon rind and squeeze in half the juice. A splash of white wine is a nice addition too. Cook until the prawns are cooked through and the pasta is ready.
  4. Drain the linguine then add the prawns with the juices and mix well.
  5. Add a handful of chopped coriander
  6. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread if you fancy more carbs!
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