I love most prawn recipes but Chilli Prawn Linguini has to be one of the most delicious and satisfying dishes going. And it’s so easy!! Within the time it’s taken you to cook your pasta, it’s ready. It’s what I call a “real” 15-minute meal. Not one of those ones that require 30 minutes of prep before 15 minutes of cooking!

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The other nice thing about this dish is the chilli prawns are really versatile. I love ‘em with pasta, but you could equally have them on their own, tapas style, or with rice (I haven’t tried but I recon you could!) and I bet they’d be delish over some mashed sweet potato.

But what of the Paleo, gluten free bit I hear you cry?! Well, today I’m going to show you how to do it with courgette linguini. I know it sounds wrong but stick with me because this is one mother freaking awesome (as in big!) lunch for one, amazing hangover grub and it’s special enough to really impress your friends as a dinner party starter.

{What’s a dinner party again? Oh yes, something we will do more of once we’re in our new lovely house!!}

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This gourmet comfort food is a totally healthy winner!

Prawn Recipes: Chilli Prawn Linguini

Serves 1 hungry person or 2 not as hungry people (I’d add more prawns if there is more than just you though – aim for 150g each minimum!)

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Ingredients

• 200g prawns
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 red chilli
• a large handful of flat leaf parsley
• freshly grated parmesan (about 2 tblsp but the more the merrier really)
• glug of olive oil
• 1 or 2 courgettes (and Julienne peeler)
• lemon, salt and pepper to season

1. Put your best frying pan on a low heat with a generous helping of olive oil. Then slice the chilli and garlic. You could also mince the garlic but I’m a bit lazy so prefer to slice.

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2. Pop the sliced garlic and chilli into the pan and mix with a wooden spoon to give the garlic and chilli a nice coating of oil.

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3. Roughly chop your parsley and add this to the pan, again stirring to coat it in oil.

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4. Leave that to do its thing while you prep the courgette linguini…

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For this you need a contraption called a Julienne peeler and you literally peel the whole courgette with this thing. It’s an incredibly satisfying process, but don’t enjoy it too much as those blades are sharp! You can also use a spiriliser but, as my best mate, Alex, put it, they’re about 5 times the price and take up loads of room on your counter. Frugal all the way!

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5. Season the courgette linguini with salt, pepper and lemon juice. You could steam them for a minute or two, but I didn’t bother.

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6. Then marvel about the fact that it’s as flexible as linguini!

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7. Next you want to check back on your pan – everything should be cooking nice and slowly. Give a final stir then grab your prawns. Now, I’m a huge fan of prawns so I find the portion size you get in a single tub is pretty lame at around 200g. If I was making this for me and Mike I’d be really tempted to use 2 packs! These are delicious jumbo tiger prawns from the freezer section in Sainsbos, and comes in packs weighing 225g. I have defrosted them first.

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8. Add your prawns to the pan and stir them in.

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9. It doesn’t take long to cook a prawn so don’t over do it or you’ll ruin them!

Prawns kind of need an individual approach towards the end, so plenty of stirring but inspect every prawn, you’re looking out for any little blue sections, like in the picture, and be sure to flip them over.

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10. Add the Parmesan to the pan and stir.

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11. Once you’re happy that all the prawns are cooked through and this beautiful pinky colour, you are ready!

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12. Pour onto your bed of courgette linguini, and season with more lemon juice, salt and pepper, and loads more parmesan and enjoy!

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You. Are. Welcome!

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Do you have your favourite prawn recipes?! And what do you think of this courgette linguini?

If you’re a fan already, please do leave your tips and ideas for different recipes…particularly prawn recipes! I can’t seem to get enough at the moment!

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