Prawn Linguine with Kale Pesto

  • Prawn Linguine with Kale Pesto
  • Prawn Linguine with Kale Pesto
  • Prawn Linguine with Kale Pesto
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, leaves picked and washed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbls unbleached sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 60 g manchego cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 g quinoa linguine
  • 12 x green prawns, tails intact
  • 4 handfuls fresh rocket, washed
  • 1 Tbls extra virgin olive oil for cooking
  • 20 g option extra manchego

Method

Kale Pesto

Makes around 8 portions

125 calories per serve

In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth. This will keep in the fridge for 5 days.

Prawn Linguine with Kale Pesto
Serves 1

400 Calories Per Serve

Quinoa pasta is gluten free and contains more protein than regular wheat pasta. You can source quinoa pastas from health food shops or the health food section of most supermarkets.

50 grams of Quinoa Linguine

2 portions of Kale Pesto

Olive Oil Spray

Cook your pasta until al dente, using a colander drain and rinse in cool running water and set aside. Sear the prawns in a pan using olive oil for 2 -3 minutes on each side, and remove from the pan. In a deep saucepan heat a little olive oil and saute the rocket briefly, add the linguine, and mix in the pesto. Add the prawns and heat through. Add a splash more olive oil if desired. Season with ground sea salt, and a little extra freshly grated manchego if desired.

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  • I make a rocket pesto so I am keen to give this one a go .. Haven’t seen quinoa pasta either and as we are now gluten free this is something to run off and get …. Thank you for the inspriation!

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    by Helen Minns on 22/11/2012, 16:18
    Helen Minns
    • We get quinoa linguine, spaghetti and penne from our local health food store. But, they are amazing -as they have so much terrific stock. Maybe try a health food retailer online?

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      by Courtenay Perks on 26/11/2012, 13:29
      Courtenay Perks
      • we have a health food shop so I will enquire … I am keen to try this … even down to buying quinoa flour and using it to make our own duck egg pasta … now there is an idea … brilliant thanx for the inspiration

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        by Helen Minns on 26/11/2012, 13:34
        Helen Minns
      • brilliant! thank you!

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        by Helen Minns on 03/01/2013, 15:29
        Helen Minns
  • Oh thank you :)

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    by Courtenay Perks on 26/11/2012, 13:26
    Courtenay Perks
  • You can always make it with a bunch of english spinach instead? And still really good for you.

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    by Courtenay Perks on 26/11/2012, 13:27
    Courtenay Perks
  • I agree with Gillian, delicious!

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    by Mark Best on 26/11/2012, 13:36
    Mark Best
    • Thanks Mark. That made my day!

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      by Courtenay Perks on 27/11/2012, 13:24
      Courtenay Perks
  • I love a classic with a twist! Kale Pesto….good idea :)

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    by Luca Ciano on 28/11/2012, 10:16
    Luca Ciano
    • That is just so nice to hear. Thank you!

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      by Courtenay Perks on 01/12/2012, 14:44
      Courtenay Perks
  • Tried this and cant say how awesome it was ….. I used a home grown heirloom russian red kale that wasn’t as green, but delightfully full flavoured.

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    by Helen Minns on 03/01/2013, 15:33
    Helen Minns