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Feb 08

Pesto Prawns

Boy did we have a sexy dinner tonight. I have been craving to put together a meal from scratch and came up with a homemade pesto sauce, vegetables, including some of our homegrown chilis and prawns (shrimp). The recipe was too easy.

Pesto Sauce:
– 1 bushel of fresh basil, washed, dried
– Himalayan sea salt
– 1/2 lemon
– 1/8 cup of pine nuts
– 2 garlic cloves
– olive oil

Depending on how liquid you want the sauce will help determine how much or how little of olive oil to use. With this dish, which fed 2 adults, I used about 1/2-1/3 of a cup. Take all of the above ingredients and blend on a food processor.

Prawn Dish:
– Peeled prawns, enough to feed 2
– 10 sliced button mushrooms
– 1/2 lemon, juiced
– Himalayan sea salt
– Spinach
– Broccoli
– Chilies
– Cracked black pepper

First place the prawns in a large, hot skillet, eventually add remaining ingredients and simmer. Right before the dish is done, add the pesto sauce. It is good to do this towards the end because it is not good to cook olive oil at high heat.

Cheers to you and good health!