Lemon and garlic prawn pasta

Lemon and garlic prawn pasta


4-6 serves


  • 6L boiling water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 pkt (454g) angel hair pasta
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (80g) butter
  • 12 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 500g green prawns with tail on
  • 1/2 bunch continental parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) lemon juice


Step 1. Gather all ingredients.

Step 2. Boil water, add salt and pasta and cook for 4 minutes, drain and set aside.

Step 3. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add garlic and chilli and fry for 1 minute.

Step 4. Add prawns to the pan and cook for 2 minutes each side. Add parsley to the pan and stir.. Turn off heat and add pasta to the frying pan. Add lemon juice and toss well to coat all of the pasta in the garlic butter. Season well with fresh cracked salt and pepper.

Lemon and garlic prawn pasta

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  • If I was serving this to toddlers I would omit the chilli flakes but older children seem to be able to handle this amount of chilli.
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  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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