Prawn and chilli linguine

The last pasta dish was very popular with a few of my regular readers and I really don’t do many pasta recipes, so here’s another one!  This really is an easy, healthy option for when you get home from work and fancy something tasty without too much effort - a general crowd pleaser with prawns and chillies just going so naturally together.


  • 600g of Tesco cooked and peeled prawns (£4)
  • 500g of linguine (75p)
  • 1 lemon (25p)
  • 1 bulb of garlic (25p)
  • 2 green chillies (20p)
  • 1 red onion (15p)

The cupboard staples…

Salt, black pepper, olive oil, butter and parmesan

Total cost

If you already have the cupboard staples, then according to, this trolley was cheapest at Tesco where it came to £5.60 - that's £1.40 per head!


  • Start by getting all the ingredients ready and the pasta cooking. So finely chop 4 cloves of garlic, the chillies and red onion and get the pasta going in a large pan of salted water.
  • Now get a heavy deep bottomed frying pan on a medium high heat, add some olive oil and start by frying off the red onion until translucent. Then add the prawns and fry until they have some colour on them (around 2 minutes) and then add the garlic and chillies and fry for a further minute.
  • Once the garlic and chillies have cooked and you get the wonderful frying garlic/chilli smell turn the heat right down and add the juice of one lemon, a pinch of salt, a good few twists of black pepper and 2 teaspoons of butter.
  • By now the linguine should be ready. Drain and add to the prawn mixture, mixing well with a good handful of grated parmesan.
  • Happy eating!


  1. I love red onion on pasta but my husband can't seem to stand it. But this one looks like it's going to convince him. Nice work.

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