Pasta shells with crayfish recipe

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serves: 3 - 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 05 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 305 kCal 15%
Fat 13.5g 19%
  -  Saturates 8g 40%
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  • This pasta shells with crayfish is a quick and simple pasta meal which is ready in minutes. All you have to do is fry your crayfish in butter, then add lemon, parsley and when cooked stir into pasta – it really is that easy! This recipe makes a great summer lunch or dinner that they whole family can enjoy. This recipe serves 3-4 people and takes about 20 mins to make. Triple tested in the Woman’s Weekly kitchen, this pasta recipe is sure to please.


    • 200g pasta shells
    • 60g butter
    • 150g pack crayfish tails
    • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • Big bunch of flat-leaf parsley (about 25g)
    • Salt and ground black pepper


    • Add the pasta to a large pan of boiling salted water and cook according to pack instructions. Drain well.

    • Heat a large frying pan and add the butter. When it foams, add the crayfish and warm them through for a couple of minutes. Add the lemon juice and when hot, stir in the pasta then mix in the parsley, seasoning and lemon zest.

    Top tip for making Pasta shells with crayfish

    Prawns, smoked salmon or white fish would be fine in this recipe too.

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