Herby Linguine with King Prawns

 

This is the sort of dish you can throw together quickly, delivering maximum flavour with 100% satiation guaranteed. Herby and garlicky liquid gold coats linguine, which is paired perfectly with chilli spiked king prawns and a little zesty punch. A flavour bomb, if you will.


Serves two


INGREDIENTS:

  • 300g linguine
  • Handful of raw macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped continental parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chervil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 500g uncooked king prawns, shelled and deveined (roughly 8 king prawns)
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 lemon

 

METHOD:

  1. Start by bringing a pot of generously salted water to boil.
  2. Cut your prepared prawns into bite-sized pieces and in a bowl, add them together with a tablespoon of olive oil and the chill flakes. Stir to coat and set aside.
  3. Toast the raw macadamias in a dry frying pan until coloured and fragrant. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind until you have a crumb-like consistency. Take a tablespoon or two out of the mortar and reserve for serving later.
  4. Add in the chopped herbs, minced garlic and 8 tablespoons of olive oil. Give it a good stir and season with a touch of salt. Set aside.
  5. Cook the linguine according to packet instructions. When it’s about 4-5 minutes away from al dente, heat a frying pan over a medium flame and tip in your marinated prawns.
  6. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan with the prawns and continue to cook, moving them around the pan occasionally before adding the cooked linguine (reserving some of that magic pasta water).
  7. Add your herby pesto, and a splash of cooking water and toss to coat. You’ll want the linguine practically swimming in all of that herby goodness.
  8. Divide between two bowls and serve with the leftover macadamia crumb and extra lemon wedges.

 

This recipe was created by Gabriella from @_noregrettispaghetti, check out Gabriella's instagram page here or website here. 

Gabriella is a Londoner born to Armenian/Canadian parents, with a love of all things Italian, especially pasta. She fell in love with food between the pages of her mum’s Reader’s Digest cookbooks, and at the table of her grandmother’s Cypriot kitchen, watching dolma be rolled and lahmajun made. 

When she’s not making her favourite carb, she can be found sharing some of her recipes on her blog, drinking far too much coffee, or hanging out with her dog, Gordon.