Garlic Pasta with Prawns Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Garlic Pasta with Prawns Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Garlic Pasta with Prawns

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"This is a nice change from regular old pasta with tomato sauce. You can serve a large portion as a main dish, or I've even used this as my 'salad' at dinner parties. Really simple!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  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, then return to pot.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for 5 minutes. Toss in prawns, and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove prawns, and set aside. Remove garlic slices, and discard.
  3. Pour oil over pasta in pot, and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle 3/4 of the Parmesan cheese onto pasta, and stir until evenly distributed. Transfer to serving dish. Arrange prawns on top, then sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2003

Oh my goodness! This is the easiest and tastiest shrimp scampi type pasta I've ever had! I cannot believe how little effort this elegant dish took! I only changed a few things about this recipe: 1) I used a gourmet garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil instead of grilling the garlic in oil. 2) Also 6 tablespoons seems a bit much...that's more than 1/3 cup of oil for pasta for 2 people. I reduced to 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) for the amount of pasta suggested and it came out great. 3) I added the drained pasta directly to the sauting shrimp in the large skillet. (You have to have a very large skillet...which I did.) And 4) You should taste the pasta after you mixed it with the oil. I found that I needed to add a little bit (1 teaspoon or so) of garlic salt to kick up the flavor. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 18, 2007

I thought this recipe was pretty good.. My husband didnt like the flavor with the olive oil. I think if it was made with butter it would taste great! I'm going to try it next time.

 

46 Ratings

Aug 07, 2006

Mmmmmmm yummy! Instead of using 8oz pasta I used a full pound of thin spaghetti. I made the sauce with 8 tbsp EVOO, half a stick of butter, juice of 2 lemons, 4 cloves garlic minced, and 1 tsp crushed red pepper. I added about 1 1/2 lbs pre-cooked frozen shrimp to the sauce. but I forgot the parsley! so I am giving this 4 stars because I changed it alot. Thanks so much for the recipie idea it was simple and tasty

 
Oct 01, 2007

Really good; I agree with using less oil (4 tablespoons are enough). I added one diced avocado and 2 cups of shrimp as opposed to the prawns and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar; yum!

 
Jun 27, 2006

I cut the oil to a third, and added 1 tablespoon of butter (less likely to burn and enhances the flavor of the shrimp). I ended up doubling the amount of shrimp because we loved the flavor.

 
Feb 02, 2009

Awesome better then i had expected! although i did make some alterations, only used 4 tbls of EVOO and 2 tbl of cooking wine and 2 tbls of Butter. To Die for.. even my picky son who hates everything gobbled it up and keeps asking for me to make it again! thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

 
Oct 12, 2005

WOW! This was REALLY good! I only used 4 TBSP of oil, per another review, and I was glad I did that! I also added several cloves of garlic, but my husband and I are garlic freaks....the more the better, for us at least! This was super-easy to make and it was DELICIOUS! Even my toddler loved it! Definitely will be making this over and over again! Thanks for the delicious/easy recipe!!!

 
Apr 26, 2006

I didn't use prawns in this recipe. I just wanted a nice flavourful, seasoned pasta recipe, and this looked good to me. Turned out it was! Seeing as I'm not a seafood fan, I served this with chicken instead. Very tasty!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 896 kcal
  • 45%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 83.9 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 313 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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