Australian Prawn Recipes

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Garlic prawn pasta

One of our favs. The classic garlic prawn dish made better with fresh Australian Prawns. It's a simple, easy, tasty recipe suited to midweek meals as well as special occasions.

Garlic prawn pasta recipe
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins


 24 medium green Australian prawns
 400 g spaghetti
 80 g butter
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 cloves garlic, sliced
 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
 1 lemon, zested
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
 Sea salt and cracked black pepper



Peel the prawns and cut them in half lengthways.


Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8‐10 minutes or until al dente. Drain reserving ¼ cup pasta water and keep warm.


Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, chilli and lemon zest. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until golden.


Add the prawns and cook, stirring, for 2‐3 minutes or until the prawns are tender.


Add the pasta, lemon juice, parsley and reserved pasta water.


Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and toss to combine.

Serves 4.

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