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Ingredients

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200g fresh king prawns
300g linguine
400g passata
2 large garlic cloves
juice of 1 lemon
40g parmesan finely grated
For the adults
100ml white wine
2 handfuls rocket
chilli flakes
black pepper

Kids Prawn Linguine

For the whole family

Cuisine:

A kid friendly favourite that can be adapted for grown ups too. Please the whole family with this delicious Italian classic.

  • 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • For the adults

Directions

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Here I present you with a kids prawn linguine recipe that can be adapted to please the whole family. It’s super simple with simple ingredients that add a big boost of flavour. It is also simple to make in a speedy amount of time. If (like me) you’re a parent that is pressed for time in the week but needs to feed the family something delicious, this Italian classic could become a go to for you as it is for me.

Come on, own up, whose else’s kids pretty much live off pasta? My fussy eater would eat pasta all day, every day if I let him. But I myself just can not live off ‘cheesy pasta’, I need something more grown up and I loooove prawn linguine. So this kids prawn linguine is definitely a repeat dinner in this house, I just add my little bits for extra pizazz and everyone is happy. Its really easy to transform a dish into something so tasty with just a few ingredients and i’m going to tell you how.

Keep the sauce simple

For the kids we’re going to use passata, garlic, parmesan and lemon juice. Flavourful but simple. If your child doesn’t like lemon juice, leave it out because the garlic and parmesan provide more than enough flavour for a little one. Kids love garlic and cheese don’t you think?

Add the extra flavour for the grown ups

To deepen the flavour of the sauce for the adults I have added a splash of white wine, cook the alcohol away for a couple of minutes and you have transformed this sauce into something interesting and sophisticated.

Right at the end top the dish with some peppery rocket, a sprinkle of chilli flakes for some spice (because chilli and garlic go so well with prawns), extra parmesan for some tang and a good grind of black pepper which brings the whole thing together. Dish transformed instantly and everyone is happy.

Prawn linguine recipe

The inspiration for this recipe comes from the prawn linguine in Jamie Oliver’s Sicilian prawn linguine recipe.

Find more Italian recipes here.

Steps

1
Done

Cook the linguine to the packet instructions. Meanwhile squash and finely chop the garlic. Put a large pan on a low - medium heat, add a good lug of extra virgin olive oil and gently fry the garlic for 1 minute. Make sure the garlic doesn't burn by moving it around the pan. Once softened add the prawns and fry for 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a plate for later.

2
Done

Keeping the pan on medium heat add the passata and cook for 10 minutes. Once the linguine is cooked, drain and add to the passata, add the lemon juice, cooked prawns and 30g of the finely grated parmesan. Use tongues to lift the linguine through the sauce. Serve the children's portion.

3
Done

Add the white wine to the remaining prawn linguine in the pan. Simmer for 2 minutes. Serve the adults linguine topped with rocket, extra parmesan, chilli flakes and black pepper to taste.

Emma-Jane

Web Designer, Photographer & Health Foodie

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