Garlic Prawn Pasta


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Servings: 4
  • 24 medium prawns
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried chili pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Peel the prawns and cut them in half lengthways.
  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8‐10 minutes or until al dente. Drain reserving cup pasta water and keep warm.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, chilli and lemon zest. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until golden.
  • Add the prawns and cook, stirring, for 2‐3 minutes or until the prawns are tender.
  • Add the pasta, lemon juice, parsley and reserved pasta water.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and toss to combine.

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