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This is not so much as a recipe, but just something I made the other day.  Pesto pasta.

You could make your own pesto sauce, you just need to blend basil leaves, olive oil, parmesan cheese and pine nuts with some salt and pepper and you’ll have a delicious pesto sauce but I’m lazy, so I bought a jar of pesto. 🙂

Cooked the pasta until it is al dente and tossed it in the pesto sauce. In a separate pan I lightly toasted the pine nuts and set aside. Then I cleaned some prawns and made a slice down the “spine” to clean it and made another slice down the other side. With this, when the prawn cooks it will take the form of a “butterfly”.

Heat up some oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Dab off any excess moisture from the prawns before placing them into the frying pan, otherwise you’re going to get lots of violent oil splatters all over you. Cook for a minute on each side, more or less depending on the size of the prawn, then remove from the pan.

Sprinkle the pasta with lots of parmesan cheese and pesto, and top with the prawns.