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Easy Garlic Prawn and Chorizo Pasta

Simple. Tasty. Healthy. Affordable. Prawns are high in protein, low in fat and have a far lower carbon footprint than mince, so making this dish is good for your body, taste buds and the planet.

Easy Garlic Prawn and Chorizo Pasta
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins


 400 g linguine
 ¼ cup olive oil
 2 chorizo, peeled and finely chopped
 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
 24 green Australian prawns, peeled and deveined tails intact
 ¼ cup pasta water
 ¼ cup finely grated parmesan + extra to serve
 Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
 ¼ cup each of baby basil and parsley
 Fresh lemon to serve



Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside reserving some of the pasta water.


Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over med high heat.


Add chorizo garlic, and lemon zest and cook for 4-5 minutes or until chorizo is crisp. Set aside keep warm.


Heat remaining oil over high heat and cook the prawns turning for 4-5 minutes or until golden.


Return the chorizo to the pan along with the pasta, pasta water as needed and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.


Serve with fresh lemon, baby herbs and extra parmesan.

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