Garlic prawn pasta
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Serves: 4
If anything can get kids (and grown-ups!) excited about food, it's pasta. Customise this dish to your preferences and choose peeled & cooked prawns to make the recipe even more convenient for weeknights. Added bonus: it's healthy too!
  • 230g spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 prawns, peeled, deveined and halved lengthways
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup fish, vegetable or chicken stock
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook as per packet instructions. Drain the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat until the butter is melted.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the prawns, lemon zest and lemon juice for 1-2 minutes, until the prawns are just cooked and still tender.
  5. Add the stock and heat through gently.
  6. Add the drained pasta to the frying pan with the parsley and toss to combine.
  7. Serve in bowls with salad and crusty bread on the side.
Recipe by George Hughes Fishmongers at