Penne With Saffron and Prawns

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Found this in a cookbook for shrimp and prawns.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water in a large pot according to package directions, drain and set aside keeping warm.
  2. To make sauce, melt butter in a small pan over medium heat, blend in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the milk, saffron and sage.
  4. Return to heat and cook stirring 3 minutes or until sauce comes to boil and thickens.
  5. Add prawns and snow peas to pasta and toss gently.
  6. Top with sauce and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

We loved this light pasta! I blanched the snow peas, and cooked the prawns, and then used the same water for the pasta. I couldn't resist adding a little white wine! Delicious!

cookiedog March 09, 2008

Delicious, light pasta dish. I left out the sage and just used a very healthy pinch of saffron and, strange but delicious, a good pinch of curry powder. Also, as snow peas are unavailable in Greece (to my great misfortune), I used tiny, tender petit pois. Everything blended into a delicious sauce that was great on the pasta, shrimp and peas.

evelyn/athens July 06, 2008

This pasta dish was lovely . We really enjoyed the subtle sage & saffron sauce. It was perfect with the shrimp and snow peas. Thank you so much for sharing this elegant light meal.

Baby Kato March 18, 2008

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