White Wine and Garlic Prawn Linguine

    30 minutes

    Pasta should always be simple and this is a great example. White wine, butter and garlic are used to cook fresh prawns, and then are served over pasta.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g linguine
    • 30g butter
    • 3 tablespoons (60ml) white wine
    • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • small handful chopped fresh parsley
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 kg fresh prawns, peeled and deveined

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. In a frying pan, melt butter over medium low heat; add wine, cheese, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    3. Increase heat to medium high and add prawns to pan; cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until prawns begins to turn pink. Do not overcook.
    4. Divide pasta into portions and spoon sauce and prawns on top; garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, if desired.

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    Something else. Very bland unless you add 4 TBS butter, 4 TBS wine, 4 cloves garlic, 1-2 TBS lemon juice and do NOT put the cheese in as you are making the sauce (I added about 4 TBS cheese). Toss it with the pasta after or you will have a congealed messy blob. I prefer basil to parsley but both are good.  -  08 Oct 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. I am giving this sauce four stars because it gave me the basics that I needed to create a truly gourmet sauce. Like previous reviewers I had to add much more quantity than called for. I used extra butter, 175ml dry white wine, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, 4 cloves of garlic. I also add 1 tsp. each of dried basil and oregano. I also use mushrooms too. If you like it spicy try using a sprinkle of crushed chilli flakes. This makes a decadent sauce that my brother says he dreams about.  -  08 Oct 2008


     -  10 Sep 2010