Prawn Linguine Recipe

Published on November 5th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Overview of a plate of Prawn Linguine

Prawn Linguine is a classic elegant dish that seems so hard to make. However, this fancy dish is pretty easy to make. Once the linguine finishes cooking, the sauce comes together in 10 minutes. The dressing consists of fresh shallots, garlic, thyme, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato purée, lemon zest, lemon juice, a splash of white wine, and a little pasta water. The trick to making the perfect prawn linguine is not to overcook the prawns. The prawns only need to cook for 2-3 minutes per side. They will be challenging and dry rather than tender and juicy if cooked longer. Overall, this shrimp linguine is the perfect treat for your family. Serve this delicious shrimp linguine with garlic bread for the best results. 


How many calories does prawn linguine have?

Each serving of prawn linguine has 610 calories.


What goes well with prawns?

Many dishes go well with prawns—for example, a simple side salad, roasted or sautéed vegetables, risotto, and pasta. You can also serve the prawns with zoodles coated in a sauce or cauliflower rice if you are on a keto diet. 


What wine goes with prawn linguine?

Prawn linguine works well with medium-bodied white wines such as Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio is a crisp, refreshing wine that accentuates the dish's flavor without overpowering the prawn linguine's flavor.


Are prawns good for you?

Prawns are good for you. Prawns are an excellent way to add protein to your diet. Prawns also contain B vitamins which play a role in repairing red cells and energy production. Prawns are also low in calories, so that they can support weight loss. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
4 persons


  • 1 pound Linguine


  • 1 pound Prawns, peeled, deveined, tail off


  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt 


  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper 


  • 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika


  • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil


  • 2 Shallots, minced


  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced 


  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, minced


  • 4 tablespoons Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped 


  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Purée

  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


  • 1/4 cup Dry White Wine


  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


  • 2 tablespoons Parsley, minced 



Place a large pot filled with salted water over medium-high heat, letting it come to a boil. Add the linguine and cook it for 8 minutes until it is al dente.


Side view of a pot of water heating up on the stovetop

Reserve 1 cup of the linguini pasta water, then drain the linguine in a colander and set it aside.


Overhead shot of linguine being drained in a colander

To a bowl, add the prawns, and season with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Set the prawns aside.


Prawns begin mixed with spices in a bowl

To a large skillet, add the olive oil over medium-high heat.


Side shot of a pan with oil heating up on the stovetop

Add the shallots, minced garlic and thyme cooking them for 2 minutes until softened. 

Side view of shallots, garlic and thyme sauteing in a pan

Add the sun-dried tomatoes and tomato purée, cooking for 1 minute. 


Side view of tomatoes being added to a pan of onions and garlic

Add the crushed red pepper flakes and the prawns and stir to combine. Cook the prawns for 2 minutes until they start to turn pink. 


Side view of prawns and chili flakes being added to prawn linguine ingredients

Add the white wine and cook it for 2-3 minutes until most of it evaporates. 


Side shot of white wine being added to a pan

Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, linguine, and Parmesan cheese, tossing to combine, and cook it for 1 minute until everything is hot. If the prawn linguini is too dry, add the pasta water 1/4 cup until it moistens to your liking. 


Prawn linguine ingredients being tossed in a pan

Divide the prawn linguini between plates, topping with chopped parsley. 


Overhead shot of pasta being twirled with a fork and spoon
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon