Linguini with Prawns, Chilli and Garlic

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Linguini with Prawns, Chilli and Garlic

Post by beachbums » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:49 am

Jan and I found this recipe online at

We find it's good to find a recipe you like the look of, cook it as per the instructions the first time and then adapt it to suit your own tastes.
We tend to add lots more prawns cos we love them and cut back on the pasta. We substitute spinach for the baby rocket . Seems we always have spinach but rocket seldom.

Cheers, Wayne and Jan

Linguini with Prawns, Chilli and Garlic

1 packet San Remo dried linguini
4 tbs. good quality extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. butter
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1-2 medium chillies
1 tbs. small capers
6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
Zest and juice 1 lemon
12 raw banana prawns; peeled and deveined
½ bunch parsley, roughly chopped
2 good handfuls of baby rocket
40g Parmesan
Salt and pepper
Serves 4


Place a large pot of water on to boil. Season the water with salt. Follow packet instructions to cook linguini.

In a large deep pan add the oil and butter, garlic and chilli and cook on medium heat. Add the capers, tomatoes and lemon. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the prawn meat and cook for further minute. Drain the pasta and add to the prawns with 1-2 tablespoons of the cooking water. Finally add the rocket, parsley and parmesan.

Toss in the pan and serve immediately with an extra drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil.

The main ingredients.


On the sideburner the oil and butter, garlic and chilli get a sizzle


In go the cherry tomatoes.


And the prawns


Yummmm :D


In with some leaves


A grate of Parmesan over the top...... go HARD on the Parm, when you think it's had a lot add more!


Sitr through the cooked Linguine


Onto a plate


And ready to go. Now where's that cold bottle of our favourite white?


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Re: Linguini with Prawns, Chilli and Garlic

Post by chrisg » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:48 pm


Some variation on that gets cooked here pretty often.

Must admit packet linguini is not a pasta I keep in the cupboard, most everything else apart from lasagne is fine dried but linguini, so much better via the pasta machine and cooks quicker :)

By a comedy of errors I have two pasta machines, which is beyond crazy but one was a wedding present, eh, good paper-weight :)


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Re: Linguini with Prawns, Chilli and Garlic

Post by shayneh2006 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:14 pm

This recipe will surely be a winner here in our family, and one I will do soon.

Thanks for sharing it :P


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