Garlic Prawn Linguine

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This garlic prawn linguine is a properly punchy dish. It’s for the garlic lovers – especially when served with garlic bread.

Just 10 minutes walk from my house, there’s an Italian restaurant (Made in Italy, if you’re interested), and when you walk past, you get that aroma of cooking garlic. It’s madly moreish and enticing. And this dish reminds me of that smell.

This is a perfect weeknight dish – it’s ready in 15 minutes.

Garlic Prawn Linguine – The Ingredients

This recipe uses raw, peeled king prawns. Prawns are one of those ingredients that can be very expensive, or can be on offer for a really good price – but they might not be the raw king prawns I’ve specified. So, here are some tips:

  • Frozen raw king prawns could be used instead. Add them at the same time as specified in the recipe, but cook for an extra 2 minutes at this stage.
  • Precooked king prawns can be used. Cook the recipe as normal.
  • Smaller prawns can be used (but the dish won’t have that great meaty bite that king prawns bring).

The white wine in the dish is optional, but if you don’t use it, add a splash of water instead.

The garlic bread is also optional- but delicious! Why wouldn’t you want to double down on the garlic??

To customise – and if you wanted to add some vegetables – you could add frozen peas or a handful of spinach at the same time you add the prawns. It’s absolutely delicious as it is, though.

You could also switch the linguine for spaghetti or tagliatelle if that’s easier for you to get hold of – any long pasta will work here.

This will serve 2 (with leftovers for lunch) and takes 15 mins.

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Garlic Prawn Linguine

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Harriet Young
A garlic packed dish, ready in 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


For the pasta:

  • 400 g linguine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g raw king prawns
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 small glass white wine
  • 1 small handful parsley chopped

For the garlic bread:

  • 4 slices ciabatta
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 40 g margarine
  • 40 g grated parmesan


  • For the garlic bread, preheat the oven to the highest setting. Finely chop the garlic and mix with the margarine and parmesan in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the sliced ciabatta, then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden and bubbling.
  • For the pasta, cook the linguine according to packet instructions in a large pan of boiling water. Drain, then return to the pan.
  • Meanwhile, slice the garlic. Heat the oil in a saute pan over a medium heat and add the garlic and prawns. Cook for 1 minute, then pour in the white wine. Allow to simmer until the prawns are completely pink.
  • Pour the prawn and wine mix over the linguine and add the chopped parsley, then mix well. Serve with the garlic bread and a little grated parmesan.
Keyword 15 minutes, pasta, prawn

17 responses to “Garlic Prawn Linguine”

  1. I’ll definitely be making this! Looks delish! I’m scared of cooking prawns as I have a tendency to overcook them. Hehehe.

    1. Thanks Rosie! Hope you enjoy it. The prawns take no time at all to cook – as soon as they’re pink, they’re done!

  2. This looks delish ~ thanks for the post as I love a tasty meal that’s quick and easy..
    Take care & happy cooking to ya, from Laura

    1. Thanks Laura, glad you like it!

  3. Fantastic, I love garlic and prawns great combo

  4. Awesome recipe thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!

  6. This looks awesome. I’m on a little diet to get rid of that holiday weight, so I was thinking about making this with zucchini noodles instead. I’ll definitely try it!

  7. Reblogged this on Rebecca's Kitchen Escapades and commented:
    My mouth watered just reading this. Have to try! Minus the parm on the garlic bread.

  8. 5 stars
    I made this linguine for dinner last night and it was fantastic! I loved how quick and easy it was!

  9. 5 stars
    This is delicious! I love garlicky prawns so this is right up my alley. Can’t wait to make it again!

  10. 5 stars
    This is the perfect quick, easy and delicious meal my family needs.

  11. 5 stars
    This pasta was super quick and so flavorful!

  12. 5 stars
    This delicious dish has become one of my favorite pasta dishes. It is so easy to make and always hits the spot!

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