prawn recipes with pasta

Delicious and quick to cook, prawns are a versatile ingredient perfect for any occasion. From flavour-packed salads and barbecued skewers to warming curries and elegant pasta dishes, our top 10 prawn recipes are sure to hit the spot.

Embracing a cooked grain pouch to give big flavour fast, this 5-minute meal is hard to beat. Think crispy chorizo, perfectly pink prawns and a lemony courgette salad. 

Get picnic-ready with these portable prawn cocktails, complete with creamy avo and crispy pancetta crumbs for added crunch.

Prawns work so well in this fragrant, perfumed curry that’s just perfect for a midweek dinner. Serve on top of a fluffy rice cake for a fun twist.

Smoky, marinated prawns and a fresh, zingy salad are the perfect summer pairing. Fire up the barbecue and get grilling.

Juicy king prawns, plenty of garlic and a kiss of rosé – you can have this pasta dish on the table in just 12 minutes. Dinner for two, done.

Jamie’s take on this modern classic makes a fantastic Friday-night dinner. Ditch the takeaway and give this a go – you won’t regret it!

Glazed with mango chutney and served with crispy garlic and lime, this king prawn dish makes a great starter. Only 5 ingredients, but packed full of flavour.

Make the most of prawns (and their heads!) in this sweet and sour pasta dish. Inspired by Jamie’s time in Sicily, it’s a thing of beauty.

This fun recipe is a mash-up between a toasted sarnie and beautiful Chinese-style prawn toasts. Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes. Give it a go!

Using just 5 ingredients, this meal is a big hitter, full of comforting flavours and incredible spice.

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What flavours go best with prawns?

Chilli, garlic and lemon are all great flavour friends with prawns. Fresh soft herbs such as parsley, coriander and dill also work well.

How long should prawns cook for?

Pan-fry prawns on a high heat for 2 minutes, or until pink and cooked through.

What can I do with frozen cooked prawns?

Toss frozen cooked prawns into pasta, stir into soups or add to a fish pie mix.