Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Prawn & Pancetta Pasta

Prawn & Pancetta Pasta
A super quick delicious mid-week meal that can be made in the time it takes to cook the pasta! 
Serves 4
Prep time:   5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes

400g/14oz pasta (penne, rigatoni, spaghetti or spiralli)
1 tbsp olive oil
225g/8 oz pancetta cubes
2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped
25g/1 oz butter
350g/12 oz ready to eat peeled king prawns
3 tbsp crème fraiche
Freshly ground salt & pepper
1 heaped tbsp roughly chopped parsley
1 lemon, cut into wedges


1.  Cook the pasta as per packet instructions.

2.  In a large frying pan or wok, heat the oil and fry the pancetta until golden brown.  Add the garlic and butter and stir over a medium heat for a minute.

3.  Add the prawns and stir through for a further minute before adding the cooked pasta.  Toss all together and then add the crème fraiche, season to taste and mix through.

4.  To serve, divide between serving plates topped with a sprinkling of fresh parsley and a wedge of lemon, enjoy!


  1. I like your plate very much...I cook very often spagghetti with prawns but without the pancetta!!!Now i will try your recipe to see if it is more tasteful. Thank you for the idea!

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  2. Prawn is very healthy in all Sea foods :) This Look amazing !

  3. Mouth watering recipe and the pictures as well :-) For more recipes just try
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