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Prawn and Pesto Linguine

Prawn and Pesto Linguine

This is a pretty simple pasta, with subtle flavors of garlic, cream and pesto. Prawns are first sauteed with garlic and then combined with a creamy pesto sauce before being tossed with hot linguine.

Prawn and Pesto Linguine

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound dried linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 pound (31-40 count) prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto (you can find this in the deli section of your local grocery store)

Instructions

1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain and set aside. While, your pasta is cooking you can cook your prawns and start your sauce.

2

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the prawns, with half of the garlic, until the prawns turn pink. About 3 minutes. Set aside.

3

In the same skillet, add remaining garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat, add half and half, return to low heat, bring to a boil. Reduce until the sauce thickens slightly, it should coat the back of a spoon.

4

Return prawns to the pan, add pesto. Stir to combine.

5

Add linguine, stir to combine and coat the pasta with the sauce.

Notes

For a spicier variation add 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red peppers to the pan at the beginning of step 3. Enjoy!

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  • Mom

    Looks like I figured out whats for diner at my house! Thanks Baby

  • Debbie

    Do you use the green pesto sauce?

  • Debbie- Yep the green pesto sauce. You can buy it in the refrigerated section or you can make your own. I’ve got a basic pesto recipe on my Cheese Tortellini with Pesto and Sun-dried Tomatoes recipe.

  • kim

    can i know what is a 1 cup of half and half? please tell me :)

  • Hi Kim- Half and half is a mixture of whole milk and cream. After doing some research it appears to be a US thing, but you could substitute by mixing 7/8 cup of whole milk and 2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter. Hope this helps!

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