Yabbie or Crayfish Fettuccine

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 20 mins

Entered for safe-keeping for ZWT. From Margaret E Walker at inmamaskitchen.com. Native to Australia is the yabbie or freshwater prawns or crayfish. If this fresh ingredient is unavailable, I would substitute prawns (shrimp). If condensed pumpkin soup is unavailable, I would substitute pureed pumpkin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Stir in onion and cook over medium heat until translucent, but not brown.
  2. Add diced sweet potato, and stir over low heat for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups water and simmer for a further 4 minutes. Add can of pumpkin soup. Add curry powder and seasoning, together with chopped herbs. Add coconut cream. Lastly, add cup of milk, mixed with cornflour. Simmer together for five minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Can either be served with vegetable chunks in sauce, or pureed in a blender.
  5. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add the fettuccine. Boil for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and toss with yabbies or prawns. Serve in a deep bowl with a generous ladle of sauce mixture and serve.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh herbs.
Most Helpful

I used pumpkin I had frozen n basil in place of the cilantro. Heat from some chilies would have been nice in this and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Used whole wheat pasta. I did used shrimp but if I was down under it would have been yabbie meat. Thanks Mate!
Made for Australia/ New Zealand challenge ZWT #8

Rita~ August 05, 2012

Enjoyed this!!! Used Butternut soup, since I couldnt find pumpkin here, so it probably added a slightly sweeter touch, and I also used shrimp. Really good, the sweet potato was an interesting touch, all in all I would never have thought of this as a pasta dish and yet, it works :) I also used penne, simply because I thought I would prefer a short-cut pasta with this. Thanks Kate, for something different, made for ZWT8 Family Picks

Karen Elizabeth August 29, 2012