Pesto Prawn Linguine
Pesto Prawn Linguine is a delectable Italian-inspired dish that combines the freshness of prawns with the aromatic flavors of pesto sauce. This recipe is a perfect harmony of succulent prawns, al dente linguine, and a vibrant pesto sauce that will transport your taste buds to Italy with every bite.
- 8 ounces linguine pasta
- 1 pound large prawns, peeled and deveined
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Freshly grated lemon zest for garnish
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and pine nuts. Pulse until finely chopped. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil and sauté the prawns until they turn pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss the cooked linguine with the pesto sauce until well coated.
- Serve the linguine topped with the sautéed prawns and a sprinkle of freshly grated lemon zest.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Pesto Prawn Linguine is a delightful combination of tender prawns, fragrant basil pesto, and perfectly cooked linguine. This Italian-inspired dish is a quick and flavorful option for any weeknight dinner or special occasion.
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories: 540, Fat: 36g, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 22g
Pesto Prawn Linguine is not just a meal; it’s an experience. The aromatic pesto sauce, the succulent prawns, and the perfectly cooked linguine come together to create a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. Whether you’re preparing a romantic dinner for two or hosting a dinner party, this recipe is sure to impress your guests. So, grab your apron and get ready to savor the taste of Italy with Pesto Prawn Linguine!