Paccheri with Prawns, Cherry Tomatoes & Pistachio Pesto Sauce Recipe

Difficulty

Advanced

Prep Time

3 mins

Cook Time

13 mins

Total Time

16 mins

Serves

Description

An impressive Mediterranean-style pasta dish that’s made with king prawns, cherry tomatoes and Pistachio Pesto. Turn supper into a special celebration of Spring with this marvellous recipe.

Ingredients

150 g La Tua Pasta Paccheri
1 Garlic Clove
1 Medium Chilli
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 King Prawns
150 ml White Wine
200 g Cherry Tomatoes
2 tbsp Pistachio Pesto
1 Handful of Pistachio Nuts

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Instructions

Prepare your ingredients - chop the cherry tomatoes in half, thinly slice the chilli, chop the pistachio nuts and lightly crush the garlic clove, leaving the skin on.

Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil into a frying pan on medium heat. Once hot, add your garlic and chilli, and infuse for 2-3 minutes.

Lay your prawns into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink and cooked through. Once cooked, add a splash of white wine and allow the alcohol to cook-off. Remove and set aside the prawns, leaving behind the aromatics. Add the fresh cherry tomatoes and sauté until slightly softened.

Meanwhile, add your Paccheri to a large saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 4-5 minutes until 'al dente'. Once cooked, transfer your Paccheri to the frying pan with a slotted spoon, making sure some of the starchy pasta water gets in as well.

Add the prawns back into the frying pan with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp of the pistachio pesto and a couple of tablespoons of pasta water. Combine by tossing gently. Garnish with the chopped pistachio over the top.

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