Creamy prawn pasta recipe with tomatoes and garlic

Posted on 27 July 2021

This indulgent prawn pasta is perfectly paired with Tokara’s delicious Sauvignon Blanc. Sam Linsell from Drizzle and Dip shares her delectable, creamy prawn pasta recipe, topped with tomatoes and garlic.

Prawn pasta with tomatoes, garlic & cream



250g linguini or spaghetti

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp butter

4 anchovy fillets, chopped

300g prawn meat (after skinned, deveined and heads removed)

250g baby tomatoes halved

3 cloves garlic, crushed

½ red chilli finely chopped or ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes

6 sundried tomatoes in olive oil vinaigrette, blitzed in a small food processor or bashed up to a paste in a pestle and mortar

½ cup TOKARA Sauvignon Blanc

1 Tbsp baby capers or chopped capers (optional)

1/3 – ½ cup cream

2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley

Small handful wild rocket leaves

Zest of half a lemon

Salt & pepper


  1. Get a large pot of salted water on the boil and cook your pasta according to the pack instructions and until al dente.
  2. Get the sauce going about 5 minutes into cooking the pasta. Heat a large non-stick frying and add the butter and olive oil. Once bubbling, add the anchovies and prawns and toss about until the prawns just start turning pink. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for about 30 seconds and until fragrant.
  3. Add the wine to deglaze the pan and allow most of the liquid to cook off. Then add the tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and cook for about 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cream and capers and allow this to thicken slightly.
  5. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking liquid. Tip the pasta into the pan to finish off cooking with the sauce. Add some of the cooking liquid to loosen the pasta and toss in the chopped parsley, wild rocket and grated lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately in large bowls.

Image credit: Sam Linsell


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