Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Madhouse recipe : 10-Minute Creamy Prawn & Mushroom Pasta

Bored of the usual spaghetti bolognese or carbonara? How about this equally simple but tasty creamy prawn & mushroom pasta. It also works really well with added leeks and only takes minutes to get on the table.

10-Minute Creamy Prawn & Mushroom Pasta

ingredients :

6-8 king prawns per person
4 mushrooms
1 clove garlic
a knob of butter
20cl light crème fraîche
smoked paprika

Put the spaghetti on to cook in boiling, lightly salted water.

Heat the butter in a small frying pan and add the garlic, then the mushrooms. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.

Add the king prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes extra (or a little longer if using raw prawns - mine were already precooked. Make sure they're nice and pink.)

Pour in the crème fraîche and the paprika. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for a couple of minutes for the sauce to reduce slightly. Drain off the pasta, serve on a plate and spoon the prawns, mushrooms and lashings of the creamy sauce on top. You can up the game by sprinkling grilled onions, parmesan or black onion seeds over the top.


  1. This looks delicious, I am always on the lookout for quick recipes so will give this a go

    1. I often don't think about posting my ultra-quick recipes but I should - that's what we all want most of the time !

  2. Will have to try this as like easy recipes to make thanks :-)

  3. Will have to try this as like easy recipes to make thanks :-)

  4. Wow love things like this that are quick but taste great!

    1. It is as quick as it takes to cook spaghetti :)