Easy Garlic Prawn Pasta

"Garlic prawn (shrimp) pasta is one of the easiest, quickest kinds of pasta you can make. And it tastes sooo good! Save time by buying the already peeled, deveined prawns from the frozen section and you’ll have dinner ready in 15 minutes!"
-- @casuallypeckish
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Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 300 grams raw, peeled and deveined prawns/shrimp
  • 250 grams dried spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly shopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Prawn/shrimp marinade


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • Step 1

    Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Ensure to season the water with salt. About 1 tbsp.

  • Step 2

    Whilst pasta is cooking, mix prawn/shrimp marinade with prawns and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Once pasta is cooked to al dente, drain and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water.

  • Step 4

    Saute marinated prawns with 2 tbsp of olive oil on a large, non-stick pan on medium/high heat. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Step 5

    Squeeze in lemon juice, stir for 10 seconds then mix in cooked pasta and reserved pasta cooking water. Stir thoroughly for 1 minute.

  • Step 6

    By now, the pasta cooking water should have been mostly absorbed.

  • Step 7

    Turn heat off, mix in parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. I like to go heavy on the pepper.

  • Step 8

    Serve immediately, with a wedge of lemon.

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