Prawns… The word brings water in my mouth.. I start to salivate virulently… I just cannot seem to control myself..
I am terribly fond of seafood but nothing can replace this one.. . The sheer variety and the endless possibilities that you can create with this mere insect.. (well prawns are a kind of insect believe me) is just awesome.. Probably every cusine in the world ( well most of them) would have some kind of delicacy dedicates to Prawns..
So I hoped to the fish market other day.. and my regular carp and cod and haddock stocked my fish monger, a very chirpy guy pointed to the fresh warter prwans.. Well fresh water prawns are much tastier so I had to buy them.. 1 kilo got me 35 of them not bad… I knew I had to make something with it or atleast a part of it as soon as I got home..
So here is what I came up with …
Prawn in Butter and Garlic sauce with a hint of red pesto..
It is actually as simple as it sounds really, easy quick and a lovely sides with your pasta..or a tapas by it self…
You would need
- prawns 500-600 gms (20 medium pieces, tail on)
- garlic cloves chopped into tiny morsels.
- butter (unsalted)- 4-5 table soon melted
- Olive oil-2 table spoon
- A spoonful of red pesto paste (bottle ones would do just fine)
- salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper
- parsley chopped (fresh)