British asparagus and Garlic Prawn Spaghetti

A flavoursome linguini using seasonal British asparagus. The ultimate summer dinner.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

What you will need

  • 250g spaghetti 
  • 250g British asparagus
  • 1+1 tbsp butter
  • 1+1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 200g raw prawns 
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning 
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • 60ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sriracha 
  • Juice of ½ a lemon 
  • ½ tsp crushed chilli flakes (optional)
British asparagus linguini


Put the spaghetti on to boil in a large pan of salted boiling water. 

Trim the asparagus and cut each spear into three.

Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and fry for a minute and then add the asparagus. Tossing in the pan for a couple of minutes.  Remove the asparagus and set aside. 

In the same pan add another 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil and add the prawns. Cook for a minute each side until turning pink.  Then add the Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, stock, sriracha, lemon juice and chilli flakes, if you are using them and allow the pan to bubble. Stir the asparagus back in.

Drain the spaghetti, reserving some of the cooking water and toss it through the mixture in the pan, adding some of the cooking water if you feel it needs to be a bit looser. Serve immediately. 

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Recipe credit: British Asparagus

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