Spaghetti with Prawns and Leeks

For 4 people. Preparation time: 40 min. Cooking time: 20 min.


  • 24 large prawns or 12 scallops - uncooked
  • 2 limes
  • 100 g half salted butter
  • 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • 10 cl of white wine
  • 200 g of spaghetti
  • 3 young leeks finely chopped
  • 30 g butter
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Finely chop the parsley and mix with 80 g of the butter — leave in the fridge
  2. Melt the remaining butter in a pan and gently cook the scallops or prawns this will take about 2 mins - remove from the pan and keep warm. Don't wash the pan as you will use it later
  3. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water. Wash and chop the leeks and sweat in some butter then season
  4. Pour the wine and the juice from the limes into the pan you used for cooking the prawns or scallops and reduce by half.
  5. Drain the pasta and mix into the pan with the leeks in over a gentle heat for about 2 mins mixing in the parsley butter and the citrus sauce at the same time. Check the seasoning
  6. Warm the scallops or prawns and add to the pasta.