Pesto Prawn Linguine Delight

Picture this: a plate of Pesto Prawn Linguine Delight, a symphony of flavors and textures that transport your taste buds to the sun-kissed shores of Italy. This recipe brings together the briny succulence of prawns, the aromatic freshness of basil pesto, and the comforting embrace of perfectly cooked linguine. It’s a culinary masterpiece that strikes a harmonious balance between simplicity and sophistication.

Ingredients

  • 250g linguine pasta
  • 1 lb large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the pesto. In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until finely chopped.
  2. With the food processor running, gradually add the olive oil in a steady stream. Continue blending until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the linguine pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the prawns and sauté until they turn pink and opaque.
  5. Toss the cooked linguine in the freshly prepared pesto until each strand is coated in the vibrant green goodness.
  6. Gently fold in the sautéed prawns, ensuring they’re evenly distributed.
  7. Serve the Pesto Prawn Linguine Delight in pasta bowls, accompanied by a sprinkle of grated Parmesan and a few basil leaves for garnish.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Indulge in the taste of the Mediterranean with our Pesto Prawn Linguine Delight. The marriage of succulent prawns, aromatic basil pesto, and perfectly cooked linguine will whisk you away to coastal Italy.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420 | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 380mg | Fiber: 2g

Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this delightful dish – the richness of the pesto, the tenderness of the prawns, and the satisfying twirls of linguine. Pesto Prawn Linguine Delight isn’t just a recipe; it’s a journey through flavors, a celebration of good food and company. Share this dish with loved ones, and let the tastes and tales flow as freely as the Italian coastline.