Lemon Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti

I don’t know about you but I always eat too much over the holidays and this year was no different. I did a mini version of a Swedish Christmas dinner and I cooked a whole turkey on Christmas day. All leftovers were made in to a curry by M on boxing day and I am not kidding, we had it three days in a row! Like all currys it tasted better on day three but I was glad there was no more! Until next year!

The holidays have been lots of walks, we found a new beach and we all loved it. It was sandy and rocky, it was bright and windy and it was a great walk.

Joss Bay, Kent UK

I was checking out the seaweeds and L was on my heels checking that everything was ok!

With the cobwebs blown away I felt a desire for something light and simple for dinner. I didn’t want to go shopping so I had a look around and found lemons in the fruit bowl, garlic in the vegetable bowl, pasta in the pantry and prawns in the freezer. I felt inspired and here is the result.

Lemon, Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti

preparation time 5-10 minutes

cooking time 10-12 minutes

serves 2


  • 12 de veined and peeled king prawns, chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • butter to pan fry the garlic
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Heatonomy Very Hot Hot Sauce
  • 3 dl oe 1 1/2 cup chicken stock, or use vegetable or fish stock
  • 1 heaped tbsp corn starch
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Aleppo pepper

Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil. Add salt and the place the pasta in the water.

Pan fry the chopped garlic and add the prawns when soft. Add salt and pepper.

Mix the lemon juice, chicken stock and corn starch before adding it to the pan with the garlic and prawns. Bring the sauce to a boil for a couple of minutes and then turn the heat down to just simmering until the pasta is ready.

Add the pasta to the sauce with some of the cooking water. Taste with salt and pepper and give it a generous sprinkle of Aleppo pepper amd serve.

lemon garlic & prawn pasta

It was one of those dishes that tasted even better than I imagined and I couldn’t help a second and even a third helping. It hit the spot and it was delicious in all it’s simplicity, a perfect weeknight meal.

I am bringing a big bowl of this pasta to the lovely Angie’s Fiesta Friday. Come on over and have a look, get inspired and probably also hungry!

8 Responses to “Lemon Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti”
  1. chef mimi says:

    A perfect pasta! Refreshing for this time of year. Happy New Year!

  2. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 🙂

    • petra08 says:

      Thank you so much! I hope you had a nice and relaxing time over the holidays and I wish you all the best for 2022! x

  3. Simple yet so delicious 😋 Wish you a wonderful, safe and happy new year! 🎊

  4. Sounds so good, Petra! Simple dishes are often the best!

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