Spaghetti With Prawn and Lemon Creme Fraiche Sauce

This pasta sauce recipe is so quick you’ll be done in no time! One of the secrets to great tasting pasta is salting the water properly. There are various old rules of thumb, like “pasta water should be salt as the sea”, but what does that actually mean? For a large pot (always boil pasta in a large pot with lots of water), use about a tablespoon of salt.

I find the easiest and quickest way to cut herbs is to put them in a cup and use a pair of scissors. With the dill you can hold the stems in your hand and again use scissors to “chop” it straight into the sauce.


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. While the pasta is cooking boil the edamame beans in water for 3 minutes.
  3. While the beans and pasta are cooking, zest the lemon and finely chop the dill, set aside.
  4. Take a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, add the garlic and prawns. Fry for a couple of minutes until the prawns have changed to pink, then add the juice of half the lemon and the lemon zest. Add the crème fraiche and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the edamame beans, and stir in the dill, season well with salt and pepper to taste. Leave in the pan with no heat.
  5. For the salad dressing, mix together the remaining olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cut up the lettuce leaves and mix with the dressing.
  6. Serve the pasta with the sauce, and the salad on the side.

Spaghetti with Prawn Lemon Creme Fraiche and Edamame Bean Sauce

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Tip:

    Use scissors to chop herbs, it's much quicker!


  • 500g spaghetti (fresh if you have it)
  • 250g king prawns
  • 200ml crème fraiche
  • 100g edamame beans
  • 2 cloves garlic ()
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 packet baby gem lettuce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil ()
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey ()
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard ()
  • 100g parmesan cheese
  • Salt ()
  • Pepper ()

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