Prawns and Creamy Linguine Recipe for a Valentine’s Dinner

With Valentine’s Day falling onto a week day this year it’s no doubt you’re having a cosy night in.

Below is a lovely dinner for two recipe that’s full of prawns and a creamy sauce that covers the tasty linguine. I love this idea because it’s quick to make and is something out of the ordinary as well. I hope you have a fantastic evening with you and your special Valentine.

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  • 250g linguine
  • 200g prawns
  • half a red onion
  • 150g baby mushrooms
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 150g double cream
  • 100g white wine
  • oregano, salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan for sprinkling

Cooking Method:

  1. Fry onions and garlic until softened (2-4 mins)
  2. Stir in sliced mushrooms and cook on low heat for 10 mins
  3. Add double cream, wine and prawns and cook on high heat for 3 mins, uncovered. Set aside.
  4. Cook the linguine by placing it in a separate pan with boiling water for 8-10 mins. Then, add the linguine to the prawns and mix well. Cook together for another 5 mins.
  5. Serve with parmesan sprinkled on top.

It takes about 30 minutes overall and tastes creamy and delicious.

It’s the perfect romantic dinner idea for a special Valentine’s Day night in.

Read more about how to plan the perfect date night at home on Matalan’s blog, which I’ve written!



Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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