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Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine.Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. What can I say? Many of my latest recipes seem to feature asparagus and here is yet another one but when it's not in season French green beans work really well too. I always keep a stash of raw prawns in the freezer but you could equally make this dish with cooked prawns too and use frozen vegetables too. The whole point of this linguine prawn dish is that it is quick and simple and is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta so that's 10 minutes! Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine. Put the pasta on to boil according to the packet instructions, peel and mince a clove of garlic  and slice the asparagus into about 1 inch pieces. Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine. Heat a little oil and butter in a large pan and add the asparagus for a minute or so before adding the garlic for 1 minute. Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine. Add the prawns to the pan along with white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice and some chopped basil or parsley. Drain the pasta and add to the pan. Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine. Stir the pasta and prawns together and serve with some grated Parmesan. Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine.  This dish is so simple, tasty and perfect for when you need a meal on the table quickly. What is your favourite quick meal idea?                  
Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine.
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Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus

Linguine with Prawns and Asparagus. A simple but delicious combination of asparagus, garlic, lemon juice and white wine combined with linguine.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 225 g raw prawns
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • seasoning
  • 1 tsp oil
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • small glass dry white wine
  • 200 g linguine
  • 6 asparagus spears sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Put the pasta on to boil, according to the pack instructions, while you prepare the sauce.

  2. In a large pan heat the butter and oil and soften the asparagus for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute before adding the prawns, lemon juice and zest, basil and wine.

  4. Adjust the seasoning and drain the pasta.

  5. Stir the pasta into the prawns and serve with some grated Parmesan if liked.

         

8 Comments Add yours

  1. jackcollier7 says:

    Fabulous looking quick and esy dish. I must try this. <3

    1. Amanda says:

      Thanks Jack. Healthy and tasty too 😉

  2. Chef Bernie says:

    Caroline my wife introduced me to asparagus when I arrived in the UK 17 years ago! We both love it and this recipe is just so easy and tasty – perfect – One love

    1. Amanda says:

      I totally agree. and sometimes you don’t need to fiddle with vegetables too much as asparagus has such a distinctive taste. Such a shame the season is so short!

  3. chef mimi says:

    A beautiful pasta dish. I’ll have to use green beans. The asparagus have died out here. It’s probably hotter where I live?

    1. Amanda says:

      I just bought some more today! It’s at its cheapest right now. Where exactly are you? It’s been in the 30’s recently but cooler today. Don’t laugh but I’ve just checked the packet and the asparagus is from Spain!

      1. chef mimi says:

        I’m not surprised! We’re already well into the 80’s F here, with high humidity. I’m actually amazed my strawberries are still so prolific. I live in Oklahoma, right in the middle of the US.

        1. Amanda says:

          Our strawberries are going well but the Spanish ones cheaper than the French and just as tasty. It’s strange that the Spanish ones we had in the UK were rubbish!It’s good to know where you are as I find it fascinating how the food varies across the US; think I forget how vast it is!

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