Garlic and shrimp/prawn Scampi

Hello there, you look hungry! Don’t worry I have a recipe for you that is able to serve 4 people (or 1 very hungry person: no judgement)! I present to you, the Garlic and shrimp/prawn Scampi pasta! Now being a student, pasta is basically a essential staple of food in my life because 1) its cheap 2) its easy to cook and 3)you can make a variety of different flavours. So if you want to try something new, I highly suggest you give this a go! Have fun and happy eating 🙂


  • 250grams of Spaghetti
  • 600grams of raw prawns/shrimp
  • 4 cloves of garlic (more if you really like garlic)
  • 2 tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil (normal olive oil is fine also)
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine or broth (chicken or fish tastes nice)
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • salt and pepper

Optional: chopped parsley and lemon juice to squeeze on top once meal is completed


  1. Heat a pot of water and boil spaghetti according to packet intructions
  2. Peel the prawns and de-vein them
  3. Heat a pan with butter and oil to melt
  4. Cut the garlic into fine pieces (or use a garlic crusher) and sauté in pan until lightly browned
  5. Add the wine or broth and allow it to simmer for about 2mins
  6. Add the prawns/shrimps and cook until they have turned pink
  7. Once spaghetti has cooked, drain them well and add them to the pan to stir through
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  9. Serve and eat!


*NOTE: You can buy the ingredients from Coles Australia as they are currently on special*
From Wed 18 Jan – Tue 24 Jan 2017 the following are on special:

-MSC Raw Banana Prawn $18 per kilo
-Barilla Pasta $1.90 each (however you can also get home brand to save more money)
-Devondale blend butter $4 (500g)
-4 pack of garlic $2.50 OR buy the bottle pre-minced garlic that you can keep in your fridge for longer at $1.42

-You can also buy garlic bread on special to go with this meal:
La Famiglia Garlic Bread 400g for $4 OR buy the coles brand garlic bread for $1.90


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