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Creamy Garlic Prawn Pasta Recipe: Quick, Easy, and Delicious

Are you looking for a quick and easy meal that is both delicious and healthy? Look no further than this creamy garlic prawn pasta recipe! In just 20 minutes, you can enjoy a mouthwatering meal that is both silky and flavorful. With a focus on using healthy ingredients, this dish will impress both you and your dinner guests.


  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Uncooked prawns or shrimp
  • Fresh parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Heavy or thickened cream
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pasta cooking water (if needed)

Cherry Tomatoes vs. Regular Tomatoes

When it comes to tomatoes, cherry tomatoes are the preferred choice for this recipe. They are juicier and more flavorful, making them the perfect addition to this creamy garlic prawn pasta.

Easy Preparation With minimal preparation required, this dish is the perfect quick weeknight meal. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to create a delicious and healthy dinner.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prawns cook quickly, so it is important not to overcook them. To achieve the perfect garlic prawns, take them out of the pan after about 2 minutes of cooking. The secret to delicious prawns is by sauteing them on high heat, allowing for caramelization and a complex flavor. Keep a close eye on the pan, as everything happens quickly!

Peeling and Deveining Prawns

If using fresh prawns, you can peel and devein them for added flavor. Simply twist off the head and peel the shells and legs off the prawns. Then, make a small incision along the back of the prawn and scrape off the vein with the tip of your knife. Although the veins are safe to eat, they can have a gritty texture. Deveining prawns is recommended for larger prawns, but small to medium-sized prawns may not need it.

The Final Dish

Enjoy a silky and creamy pasta that is bursting with flavor. The combination of healthy ingredients and quick preparation make this dish the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner rotation. Serve with a fresh side salad and a glass of white wine for a complete meal.

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