Recipe: Black Pepper And Prawn Tagliatelle


Another savoury eyeCandy recipe! This time it's amazing homemade black pepper pasta with crab and king prawns. This one isn't just good to look really have to have a go at making it! Tag your photos using #eyeCandySorted and we'll take a look!


  • 350 g pasta flour
  • 100 g coarse semolina
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch cracked black pepper
  • 6 large tiger prawns
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 half fresh chilli, seeds removed
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 2 knobs butter
  • 1 handful peas
  • 1 tin crab meat
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 1 lemon
make the pasta dough

Step 1

Make The Pasta Dough

Mix the flour with the semolina and crack in the eggs, along with a good pinch of salt and the cracked black pepper.

knead the dough

Step 2

Knead The Dough

Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and springy then rest it in the fridge for an hour.

roll out and cut the pasta

Step 3

Roll Out And Cut The Pasta

Boil a large pot of water. Roll the pasta out into sheets, ending at about 2mm thick. Cut the sheets into very thin strips to make the linguine.

prep the veggies

Step 4

Prep The Veggies

Finely dice the shallot, garlic, chilli and parsley.

Fry off those prawns!

Step 5

Fry Off Those Prawns!

Heat the butter in a large frying pan and chuck in the prawns. Let them colour on both sides before removing to a plate lined with kitchen towel.

chuck in the diced veggies

Step 6

Chuck In The Diced Veggies

Throw the shallot, garlic and chilli into the same pan with a little butter to let them soften.

chuck everything else in

Step 7

Chuck Everything Else In

Chuck in the peas and the crab meat and toss together, then season with salt and pepper. Pour in the white wine and let it bubble and reduce.

cook the pasta and toss in

Step 8

Cook The Pasta And Toss In

Cook the tagliatelle for a 2-3 minutes, then drain and toss with the crab.

serve up and eat up!

Step 9

Serve Up And Eat Up!

Place the prawns on top of the pasta. Serve the linguine with the prawns and a lemon wedge. Serves 2

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