Recipe: Prawn and pea linguine

confession: i hate prawns. jason adores them, so i cook them for him. i think this earns me girlfriend points, right? 
since this was his favourite dish from last week, and a few of you said ‘that looks yum!’ i thought i’d share the recipe :) i haven’t given weights for the ingredients because in the case of recipes like this, i think it’s easiest to just judge quantities by eye and scale them up or down depending on how many people you’re feeding :)
prawns- i had some uncooked tiger prawns in the freezer and so used those, but any would do :)
frozen petit pois
dried linguine
creme fraiche
garlic oil
1. bring a large pan of well salted water to the boil, and put in your linguine in to cook.
2. heat some garlic oil in a frying pan, and then add in your prawns. don’t worry about defrosting frozen ones, i cooked mine straight from the freezer and they were just fine :) cook them gently until they’ve turned just pink throughout, or until warmed through if precooked.
3. add in some cooked petit pois, and a couple of heaped tablespoons of creme fraiche. when the creme fraiche has melted and started to bubble, throw in some grated parmesan and heat until it’s melted.
4. let the sauce bubble away gently (you don’t want to over cook the prawns) until it’s thickened to your likeness, then taste and add seasoning as required. 
5. drain the cooked linguine, then add to the pan with the sauce and toss to combine :) you might need to reserve a little of the pasta cooking water and add it in to help the linguine and sauce combine.
6. then all you need to do it serve into pasta bowls, and finish with a little lemon juice and (if you’re like jason) an obscene amount of black pepper! 
this recipe can be adapted about a million different ways- my favourite is to make it with bacon and leeks instead of peas and prawns, and finish with an extra sprinkling of parmesan at the end instead of lemon juice. yum!
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  • Holly

    Thanks for posting this, Rosie! I’m definitely going to be cooking this over the next week or so :D xxx

  • Rachael madeupoflittlethings

    What is it with men and obscene amounts if black pepper?? Matt is the same!!

  • Hannah

    Ahh I did something similar to this a few weeks back, except it has smoked salmon in it too. Love dishes like this :D

  • Callie Thorpe

    That looks delish! I get so worried about cooking prawns as I once got very bad food poisoning from seafood. But I might have to go ahead and try this. Nom! x

  • Fanny

    looks great :D

  • Becca

    Be my girlfriend? I love prawns but Lee hates them so we never have them, if we made a beautiful partnership you would pander to all my pathetic needs. This looks delicious and will make it when cooking for one! xxx

  • Claire xx

    Sounds delicious and incredibly easy! Thanks xx

  • Becky Conroy

    Ooooo that does look delish. I havce prawns in the feezer so will be trying this soon :-) x

  • Tinyo

    I make this with chicken and fennel and it’s also yum.

  • Tom

    I’ve only just decided that I like prawns so I can’t wait to try this out! x

  • Sarah @ Elettravelle

    I don’t like prawns either, but this looks so good! Your bacon and leek suggestion is great, I’ll definitely be trying it out.

  • aly7

    This sounds good! I’m not a fan of prawns, I think I’ve only had them once – but this recipe looks good enough to try to change my mind ;-)

  • Alice

    This looks delish. Can’t wait to try it. x

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