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Protein
89.8g / 41%
Carbohydrates
55.6g / 24%
Fats
34.2g / 34%
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Italian Main course

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

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20Min
Easy

Ingredients

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6 Servings
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1  g
For the grilled prawns:
2  tbsp
Olive oil
3  tbsp
Lemon juice
0.5  tsp
ground cumin
2  tsp
salt
750  g
Tiger prawns, sheels removed and deveined
1  g
For almond pesto:
0.5  cup
Almond powder
2  Cloves
Garlic, finely chopped
1  Medium
Green chili, chopped
0.5  cup
Olive oil
4  tbsp
fresh basil leaves, chopped
4  tbsp
Fresh parsley, chopped
7  pieces
fresh mint, chopped
2  Mediums
Tomatoes, diced
400  g
Linguini pasta
8  cups
Water
0.5  cup
Hot Water
2  cubes
MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon

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Nutrition Value

Energy
905.26 kcal
Protein
89.84 g
Carbohydrates
55.55 g
Fats
34.22 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

20 Minutes
Step 1
1 Min
In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice and zest, cumin and sea salt and mix. Add prawns and allow to marinate for 10 mins.
Step 2
1 Min
Grill prawns for 2-3 mins on each side depending on size until cooked and set aside.
Step 3
1 Min
To make pesto: Combine almonds powder, garlic, green chili and olive oil in a food processor and process to a coarse paste.
Step 4
1 Min
Add basil, parsley and mint leaves and process until chopped. Empty into a mixing bowl, add tomatoes and mix until well combined.
Step 5
1 Min
Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain pasta, discard water.
Step 6
1 Min
Add hot water add MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon to an empty pot and stir until dissolved.
Step 7
1 Min
Add pasta and stir gently over low heat for 5 mins.
Step 8
1 Min
Add pesto sauce to pasta, remove from heat and toss until evenly coated.
Step 9
1 Min
Mix in the grilled prawns and serve on a large platter.
Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 1 of 9

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice and zest, cumin and sea salt and mix. Add prawns and allow to marinate for 10 mins.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 2 of 9

Grill prawns for 2-3 mins on each side depending on size until cooked and set aside.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 3 of 9

To make pesto: Combine almonds powder, garlic, green chili and olive oil in a food processor and process to a coarse paste.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 4 of 9

Add basil, parsley and mint leaves and process until chopped. Empty into a mixing bowl, add tomatoes and mix until well combined.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 5 of 9

Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain pasta, discard water.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 6 of 9

Add hot water add MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon to an empty pot and stir until dissolved.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 7 of 9

Add pasta and stir gently over low heat for 5 mins.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 8 of 9

Add pesto sauce to pasta, remove from heat and toss until evenly coated.

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Step 9 of 9

Mix in the grilled prawns and serve on a large platter.

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