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Creamy Miso Garlic Prawn Linguine

Another winning pasta recipe that celebrates the union of garlic and shrimp, this creamy miso garlic prawn linguine is a must-try dinner that’s quick and easy, making it ideal for busy weeknights.


Creamy Miso Garlic Prawn Linguine

10 minutes
20 minutes

500g (1 lb) spaghetti

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

80g (3 oz) unsalted butter

600g (1 lb 5 oz) peeled & deveined prawns (shrimp)

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tsp shiro miso paste

½ cup white wine

juice of half a lemon

finely grated parmesan, to serve


Lemon panko pangrattato:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ cup panko breadcrumbs*

1 tsp sea salt

3 tbsp finely chopped parsley

3 tbsp finely chopped coriander (cilantro)

zest of 1 lemon

  • Step 1

    Combine the parsley and coriander in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Step 2

    To make the lemon panko pangrattato, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the panko breadcrumbs and salt, and toss for 2–3 minutes or until golden. Stir through 2 tablespoons each of the parsley and coriander (reserve the rest for later), plus the lemon zest.

  • Step 3

    Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to the boil. While it’s coming to a boil, heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat.

  • Step 4

    Once the water is boiling, add the linguine. As the pasta cooks, place the oil and butter in the preheated pan. Before all the butter has melted, add the garlic and cook for half a minute until fragrant – you just want it to soften rather than brown.

  • Step 5

    Now add the miso paste and use a whisk to stir it into the butter and oil until it’s well incorporated. Next, add the prawns and toss in the mixture for a minute. Add the wine and lemon juice and keep tossing the prawns in the mixture for another minute or until everything is well combined and looks creamy. Turn the heat off and wait for the pasta.

  • Step 6

    Once the pasta is just al dente, scoop out a cup of pasta cooking liquid and set aside. Transfer the linguine into the prawn and sauce mixture using tongs and turn the heat up to high.

  • Step 7

    Mix and toss the pasta in the sauce. Then add half a cup of the pasta cooking liquid and continue tossing and mixing for 3–4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and is creamy and glossy. Toss through the remaining coriander and parsley. Remove from heat and divide among serving bowls. Sprinkle with parmesan and the lemon panko pangrattato and serve immediately.

  • Notes

    – Panko breadcrumbs are a type of Japanese-style breadcrumbs that are light and crispy. You’ll find them in most supermarkets as well as Asian grocers.

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What our customers say

4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 7 reviews)
Very good43%


April 9, 2024

Super delicious and a interesting fusion of Asian and Italian ingredients.

I had to smile about the comment below- as 500g of pasta sometimes serves only for 2 when we are very hungry- for 4 people we need then 700g 😀

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January 31, 2024

I was curious to taste how the miso would enhance the flavors of this dish- I love it- it provides an additional layer of flavor which compliments the buttery white wine and lemon flavors. The panko is an excellent idea which gives the silky pasta an interesting salty, lemony and fresh crunch. This recipe will be a good one to serve when I have dinner guests.

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Amazing flavour!

June 29, 2023

This is a gorgeous dish! I love watching you cook Marion Grasby, so inspiring!

I was curious about it being called Creamy Miso Garlic linguine made with spaghetti!

The only thing I would say is the volume of the pasta is a lot for 4. The lemon pangratatto was a little too salty, next time I’ll add less salt. Overall, an amazing dish and I can’t wait to make it again!

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