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5 from 1 vote

Prawn Linguine

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Pasta, Prawns
Servings: 2 people


  • 200 g Linguine pasta or any long pasta*
  • 180 g prawns fresh or frozen
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 125 ml white wine 1/2 cup optional
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • lemon zest


  • If using fresh prawns it's important to clean them well from their shell and devein them.
  • In a large pot with salted water cook the pasta until al dente, according to the instructions on the package.
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce.
  • Heat a large pan and heat the olive oil slightly. Add the minced garlic cloves and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the chili flakes together with the cherry tomatoes. Let them cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes start to burst. Be careful as this might cause the oil to splash.
  • If using the white wine, add it at this stage and let it evaporate slightly before adding the prawns. Season with salt and pepper, and add the chopped basil.
  • Cook the prawns for a few minutes until they're nicely pink.
  • Once the pasta is ready, drain it but set aside about half a cup of the pasta water.
  • Add the pasta to the pan with the tomato and prawn sauce together with some of the pasta water. Mix well and let it in the pan for a few seconds until you get a nice luscious sauce. If needed add more of the pasta water.
  • Serve immediately, with an extra sprinkling of fresh basil and lemon zest.


*Based on the recommended serving on the packet, or if you want to serve this pasta as a starter or as a main dish.