If you love seafood, Donna Hay's garlic prawn pasta is just what you need!


  • 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. Drain and keep warm.

  • 2.

    While the pasta is cooking, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat.

  • 3.

    Add the butter and oil and cook until the butter has melted.

  • 4.

    Add the garlic, chilli and zest and cook for 2 minutes.

  • 5.

    Add the prawns and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the prawns are tender.

  • 6.

    Add the pasta, juice, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan and toss to combine.

  • 7.

    Serve with a simple green salad.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 621kj
  • Fat Total 27g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Protein 15g
  • Carbohydrate 80g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 418mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Maris6Report
Looks very good. Have to make it
Posted by DamayantiReport
Tasted divine..
Posted by Report
gonna try it out!!!
Posted by SallyReport
Very good. Next time I make this one I will use more prawns or scallops as well, I also made my own pasta which is always better if there are only a couple of ingredients.
Posted by Megsie21Report
Very good the chilli flakes were great added just enough spice
Posted by Report
Great recipe, quick and easy but classy. Just alter garlic, chilli to your own taste!
Posted by Report
i fink dat dis recipe waz awesome and my family <3 it
Posted by Jenny321Report
I added spinach instead of parsley - family fave