Garlic Prawn Pasta

Serves 2


  • 200g angel hair pasta or spaghetti
  • 45g butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon shredded lemon zest
  • 12 green (raw) prawns (shrimp), peeled, cleaned and halved lengthways
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly torn
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8–10 minutes or until al dente.
  2. Drain and keep warm.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the butter and oil and cook until the butter has melted.
  5. Add the garlic, chilli and zest and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the prawns and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the prawns are tender.
  7. Add the pasta, juice, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan and toss to combine.
  8. Serve with a simple green salad.