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    Speedy pasta with prawns, lemon and mint

    Wholegrain goodness delivered to the table in just 20 minutes.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 350g Waitrose wholewheat penne
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 15g unsalted butter
    • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
    • 300g Waitrose frozen raw king prawns
    • ½ lemon, zest and juice
    • 3 tbsp Waitrose half fat crème fraîche
    • 12 large mint leaves, finely shredded


    1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
    2. Meanwhile, warm the oil and butter in a frying pan. Sauté the garlic and frozen prawns for a few minutes until the prawns are opaque and thoroughly cooked; remove from the heat. Strain the pasta, reserving 100ml cooking water.
    3. Return the frying pan to the heat. Add the cooking water, lemon zest and juice. Bring to a simmer, stir in the crème fraîche, mint and some black pepper. Toss the pasta in the sauce; serve immediately.

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    Cook's tips

    Frozen prawns are handy to cook with – you don’t need to defrost them first.

    Drinks recommendation

    This citrusy Sauvignon mirrors the zing of lemon in the dish, while the green fruit flavours handle the hint of mint admirably. The Naked Grape Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Vin de Pays des Charentais, France 74252 http://www.waitrosewine.com/230227706/Product.aspx


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