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Super creamy prawn pasta with prawns, garlic, and mushrooms.
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Creamy Prawn Pasta Recipe

Enjoy this delicious and creamy Prawn Pasta in less than 20 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights when you need a quick and easy dish to satisfy your appetite. This recipe delivers big flavors and is fancy enough to impress on a date night or intimate family celebrations.
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heavy cream, parmesan cheese, prawn, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti
Servings: 4
Calories: 600kcal
Author: Bebs

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces spaghetti or fettuccine uncooked
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 250 grams raw frozen prawns thawed, shelled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • ½ cup shiitake mushroom sliced thinly
  • 250 ml heavy cream or all-purpose cream
  • ¼ -½ cup pasta water
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring 8 cups of water into a rolling boil over high heat. Add salt. Add the spaghetti noodles and cook until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and discard the rest. (drizzle some oil to the pasta if they are too sticky).
    8 cups water, 1 tablespoon salt, 8 ounces spaghetti or fettuccine
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add the prawns in a single layer. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the prawns and cook turning it once until both sides are cooked, about 2 minutes each side. Remove from heat to a bowl so not to overcook.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, 250 grams raw frozen prawns, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the garlic and saute just antil soft and aromatic. Stir in the shiitake mushrooms and cook for a minute. Add ¼ -½ cup pasta water and simmer for a minute or two.
    4 cloves garlic, ½ cup shiitake mushroom, ¼ -½ cup pasta water
  • Pour in the heavy cream and add the grated parmesan. Bring to a gentle simmer but do not let it boil.
    250 ml heavy cream, ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • Turn off the heat and add the cooked pasta and prawns. Add the chopped parsley and toss until noodles are fully coated with sauce.
    1 tablespoon parsley
  • Transfer to serving plates and sprinkle with more grated parmesan and parsley as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 2000mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1239IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg