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Arugula Pesto, Pasta And Prawns

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Colorful, flavorful and fresh, this seafood and pasta dish is perfect for your next dinner party. Fresh arugula and lemon zest offer aromatic notes you'll love to make and serve again and again!
Ingredients
  Spaghetti 17 Ounce
  Prawn 50 Medium (fresh or frozen)
  Arugula 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Lemon 4 Medium (to make zest)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), peeled
  Parmigianino cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), freshly grated
  Olive oil 10 Tablespoon (1/2 cup +2 tablespoons more for prawn)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  White wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Pinch (to taste)
  Italian seasoning/Herbes de provence 1 Pinch
Directions

MAKING
1. Put fresh arugula and garlic in a food processor fitted with a metal blade “Pulse” a couple of times, then turn “on” while you pour the olive oil into the arugula/garlic until mixture turns a golden green.
2. The mixture should look like a thick sauce.
3. Remove arugula/garlic mixture from processor and put it into a mixing bowl.
4. Fold in the cheese, and spices and set pesto aside while you prepare pasta and prawns.
5. Boil pasta for 10 minutes or until al dente (fully cooked, but not overly soft)
6. Drain water from pasta and return pasta to the pot – toss with a bit of olive oil and set aside while you sauté the prawns.
7. In a large sauté pan bring two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon butter and two fresh peeled/chopped cloves of garlic to a sizzle over medium heat.
8. Add prawns to oil, season with salt, pepper and herbs. Cook prawns until pink on one side, then turn prawns, add splash of wine and continue to cook until prawns are completely pink. Don’t overcook!
9.Pasta should be completely covered in pesto sauce.
10. Put a generous portion of pesto pasta into middle of each plate.
11. Top with 7-8 medium sized prawns (fewer if prawns are large).
12. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of lemon zest over top of each serving.

SERVING
13. Serve immediately!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Tossed
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Easy
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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