Fresh Pasta with Lemon, Prawns and Chilli from Donal's Meals in Minutes.


Hands-On Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes
Serves: 4

  • 400g fresh egg pasta such as tagliatelle
  • Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 300g raw peeled prawns
  • Good pinch of chilli flakes
  • Juice of ½  lemon
  • 70g bag of baby spinach or watercress
  • Black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan, to serve 


  1. Before you start, bring a large saucepan of salted water up to the boil. 
  2. Add the pasta to the saucepan and cook for 2–3 minutes until just cooked, then drain and toss with the extra-virgin olive oil. 
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter with some extra-virgin olive oil in a large frying pan and when foaming, slice the garlic and add it to the pan along with the prawns and chilli flakes. Cook, stirring, over a high heat until the prawns are pink all over – this should take about 3 minutes. 
  4. Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the spinach or watercress and toss with the prawns. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and plenty of black pepper.
  5. Serve with a little grated Parmesan over the top.
Prawn Tagliatelle
Prawn Tagliatelle 

Nutritional Values

  • KCALS: 424
  • FAT: 10g
  • SAT FAT: 5g
  • CARBS: 55g
  • SUGARS: 0.1g
  • FIBRE: 4g
  • PROTEIN: 26g
  • SALT: 0.47g