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Prawn linguine

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 / Topics:

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

2 tablespoons olive oil

500g prawns, peeled with tails intact (reserve heads & shells)

300g linguine

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 long red chilli, thinly sliced

4 plump anchovies, roughly chopped

½ bunch of basil, leaves picked and stems finely chopped

½ cup dry white wine

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

2 cups rocket

1 lemon, cut into wedges



  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook prawn heads and shells for 8-10 minutes or until deep orange in colour. Remove heads and shells and discard, leaving prawn oil in the pan.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil.  Cook linguine for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Reserve one cup of the cooking water.
  • Return prawn oil pan to medium-high heat. Cook garlic, chilli, anchovies and basil stems for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add wine and tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes or until wine has reduced by half and tomatoes have broken down. Add prawns and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until prawns are just cooked through.
  • Toss rocket and linguine through the sauce in the pan until well coated. Add just enough reserved pasta water to make the perfect sauce consistency.
  • Serve pasta garnished with basil leaves and with a squeeze of lemon juice.

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