Creamy, rich and luxurious! This Saffron and Prawn linguine is quick and easy, making it perfect for busy nights but also special enough for entertaining. | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Creamy Saffron and Shrimp Pasta

Creamy, rich and luxurious! This Creamy Saffron and Shrimp Pasta is quick and easy, making it perfect for busy nights but also special enough for entertaining.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 904kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 1.1 lb dried linguine
  • large pinch saffron threads
  • 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 1/3 cups double cream
  • 2 oz grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chopped chives
  • 11 oz peeled cooked shrimp
  • 2 egg yolks
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Put a large pan of water onto boil ready for the pasta.
  • Whilst it comes to the boil place the saffron into a small saucepan and pour over the 4 tbsp of boiling water. Leave to stand for 3-4 minutes.
  • Salt the pasta water well, add the linguine and cook the pasta for a minute less than the instructions suggest.
  • Add the cream, parmesan and the lemon zest to the saffron and stir over a medium heat until simmering. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chives, prawns and cook for a further minute until heated through. Check the seasoning.
  • Remove from the heat and stir through the egg yolks. (see notes)
  • Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and thin with the cooking water as needed.
  • Serve with a garnish of chopped chives.

Notes

Make sure you have removed the pan from the heat, before you add the egg. The egg helps to thicken the sauce, but if it is still on the heat you can easily get scrambled eggs!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 904kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 415mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 28.4% | Vitamin C: 5.2% | Calcium: 36% | Iron: 20.3%
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