Pasta with Garlic Cumin Prawns

    45 minutes

    Garlic and cumin add a beautiful seasoning to this simple pasta dish with buttery prawns. Serve with green salad.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g Alfredo-style pasta sauce
    • 500g angel hair pasta
    • 1kg fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 250g butter, melted
    • 1/2 small green capsicum, finely chopped
    • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a saucepan over low-temperature, heat the Alfredo sauce. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Boil prawns in a large pot of water until they turn orange, then place in bowl with melted butter. Let prawns marinate for 15 to 30 minutes; remove. In a large frypan over medium heat, saute the green capsicum and onion in a small amount of oil.
    3. Mix together the cooked pasta, prawns, pepper-onion mixture and Alfredo sauce. Season with garlic powder and cumin.

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    This was good, but I felt that it was missing something. Therefore, I seasoned and sauted my shrimp in a skillet instead of boiling them. Afterwards,I did place them in the bowl of butter for 15 minutes. I used fresh garlic and mushrooms. I sauted the garlic, onions, and mushrooms togehter. I used penne pasta instead of angel hair. All and all it was good, but next time I think I'll try making homemade alfredo sauce. But I will keep this recipe. ** Also, this was very quick and easy, which is a plus.  -  30 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is an easy and great recipe. My family loved it. Soaking the shrimp in butter made it better. I actually added a little bit of garlic powder to the butter, we love garlic! Thanks!!!  -  18 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I came up with a very similar recipe to this on my own and I make it at least once a month - whenever I can get shrimp on sale. I use pre-cooked frozen baby shrimp, though, which makes preparation easier. Also, try red bell pepper instead of green for a slightly different flavor. Sometimes I add chopped roma tomatoes or sundried tomatoes, or frozen peas and shredded carrots. It turns out different, but delicious, every time. And people at work always think my leftovers look better than their lunch!  -  23 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)