Parmesan and garlic prawns with pasta

    25 min

    A deliciously quick and easy prawn pasta dish that makes a nice change of pace for midweek. Prawns are tossed with vermicelli here, but almost any pasta works a treat. You can also serve this with rice!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g vermicelli pasta
    • 110g butter
    • 4 cloves minced garlic
    • 450g prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 225ml dry white wine
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 90g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Stir in pasta and return pot to boil. Cook until al dente. Drain well.
    2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and prawns. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in wine and pepper. Bring to the boil and cook for 30 seconds while stirring constantly.
    4. Mix prawns with drained pasta in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

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    A little different than my on version. A step up. I recomend if you wish to cut the fat to use half the butter and a quarter cup of olive oil. The oil also helps to keep the butter from burning.  -  23 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a very tasty but simple recipe. I had some frozen, cooked jumbo shrimp in the freezer, so I just used those and cooked them until heated through. If you use the full amount of wine, you will need to reduce it to about half to achieve the best flavor and consistency. Also, I wanted a more intense garlic flavor, so I made the garlic butter a day ahead and added a pinch of salt. I also added 1 cup broccoli and 1/4 cup freshly roasted red peppers to the pasta to make this a one dish meal. I will try adding asparagus next time.  -  24 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just read some of the can reviewers say they did not like the recipe when the reviewers change the recipe. You can't review an opinion if you don't make it correctly. I followed a few of the reviews that said the wine was too much. I cut back on the wine and it was wonderful. I only use whole wheat pasta for health reason. Found it to be pretty good.  -  09 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)