Courgette and prawn linguine

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 4


300g dried linguine

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 courgettes, sliced

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

220g pack cooked jumbo king prawns

2 pinches cayenne pepper

1 lemon, zest and juice

2 big handfuls freshly grated parmigiano reggiano

2 big handfuls basil leaves


1 Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water for 1 minute less than the pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in  a large frying pan and add the courgettes and garlic, stirring gently over a medium heat for at least 5 minutes, until soft. Stir in the prawns, cayenne and lemon zest and juice; season. Cook for 1 minute more, until hot.

2 Drain the pasta in a colander, reserving 3 tbsp of the cooking liquid, then toss both through the prawns and courgettes. Mix in the parmesan and most of the basil; season. Serve scattered with the remaining basil leaves.