Quick and easy squid ink linguini with garlic and lemon prawns

This recipe is very simple and it will take you no longer than 15 minutes to cook from start to finish.


Squid ink linguini with garlic and lemon prawns

(serves 4)


  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 300g squid ink linguini (available in supermarkets)
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 400g large peeled frozen prawns (defrosted)
  • 150g cooked whole prawns unpeeled.
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the linguine in lightly salted boiling water for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  2. While the linguini is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the peeled prawns garlic and a little lemon zest. Salt and black pepper to taste (don’t use too much salt because the prawns are normally a little salty already). Cook for 3/4 minutes until prawns are cooked through.
  3. Add the prawns to the cooked linguini. Add the lemon juice and the unpeeled cooked prawns and serve while hot.


And voilá! Enjoy this delicious linguini with a fresh mixed herb salad and a very cold glass of white wine.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts so don’t be shy and please leave me a comment.

If you enjoyed this recipe have a look at my other recipes for some more food inspiration.

Love, P

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  1. Does squid ink taste of anything? The dish looks so good, but I wonder whether I’d like the squid ink aspect of it. Your photography always blows my mind. I love how professional your posts look with them added! #TribalLove

  2. Aww I LOVE squid ink linguini – this looks absolutely delicious and such an easy recipe. It reminds me of my year abroad in Barcelona and eating seafood lots…I’ll try and re-create soon! xx #triballove

  3. this looks amazing I just wish I ate fish I might be brave and give prawns a chance !!! I have had squid ink pasta before tho and I love it

    Thank you for linking up with #foodiefriday

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