This is a simple and delicious recipe for creamy prawn linguine that is perfect for any occasion.
During this lockdown, I have been experimenting with a variety of dishes — from making fresh hummus, finding the perfect style of homemade chips, pasta sauces and just taking the time to be more adventurous when I hadn’t been before.
I came across a Facebook video about different one-pot recipes that you can make with pasta, and one of the suggestions was for a prawn pasta. So I decided to have a go but make it with my own twist.
Serves 4 – 6 portions
• 1 bag of fresh linguine pasta
• 2 packets of prawns
• 1 tin of tomatoes
• Double cream/ greek yoghurt
• ½ tsp ground nutmeg
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 large onion finely chopped
• 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
• 1tsp paprika
• ½ tsp ground ginger
• ½ tsp mixed herbs
1. Finely chop the onion and add to a large pan/wok (preferably with a lid) with oil onto the hob on a medium heat.
2. As the onion begins to brown and soften, add the finely chopped cloves of garlic.
3. After five minutes add the prawns to the pan along with salt and pepper.
4. Mix the prawns in with the onions and garlic, after 5-8 minutes add the tin of tomatoes, turn down the heat slightly.
5. Add the paprika, ginger, nutmeg and mixed herbs into the pan (you can also add more salt and pepper if you fancy it).
6. Add the double cream or greek yoghurt (whichever you prefer), add as much as you would like depending on how creamy you would like.
7. After 5 minutes, add the linguine to the pan, mix together so it is coated thoroughly and then cover with the lid and leave for 10 minutes.
8. Stir all together and then serve. I like to add some fresh basil leaves for a bit of presentation, and you can also add some grated cheese.
It is such an easy dish to cook, plus there are always plenty of leftovers. It is simple and we absolutely love having this for dinner with a nice bottle of white wine.
I would love to see some of your recreations to this recipe, so feel free to tag me on Instagram @georgina_beth