Prawn Orecchiette Recipe with Prawn Butter

Prawn orecchiette with basil and prawn butter

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Try this 15-minute pasta dish for an impressive entertaining idea when you have unexpected guests


Orecchiette, meaning ‘little ears’, is a pasta from the south of Italy, whose cup shape is perfect for holding pasta sauces. Here the orecchiette is cooked so simply with sizzling garlic, basil, prawn butter and a squeeze of lemon.



  • orecchiette 150g
  • butter 50g
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • peeled raw king prawns 150g
  • basil a handful of leaves, shredded
  • lemon a squeeze of juice


  • Step 1

    Cook the orecchiette following the packet instructions. Melt the butter in a pan and sizzle the garlic for a couple of minutes. Tip in the prawns and cook until pink. Drain the pasta well and toss it with the prawn butter, basil and a squeeze of lemon.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 508
  • Fat 22.4g
  • Saturates 13.3g
  • Carbs 57.6g
  • Fibre 2.5g
  • Protein 22.7g
  • Salt 0.79g