This is one of my favorite pasta recipe which I enjoy cooking it for my friends when they pop in with a short notice.It is very easy to make,but taste really good.
Step 1: Ingredients
This amount is for two people.
Shell Pasta (just enough for 2 of us)
Fresh basil leaves
1 -1 1/2 T spoon Cumin powder
2-3 Tble spoon Paprika powder
2 T spoon Balsamico
1 small Onion( forgot to include)
Little bit fresh cream
Step 2: Cook the shells
In a pot bring water to boil.When the water is really boiling and bubbles out throw in the shell pasta,add salt,and a bit oil so that it does not get sticky.Cook for 10- 12 minutes and drain the water off immediately.Even though I write to you at the biginning this has to be done last ,so that you can have it warm.If not you need to use the micro oven or warm it up over again.
Step 3: Cook the Prawns
Heat olive oil in a frying pan stir fry finely cut onions until golden color ,then throw in the prawns and keep stirring once in a while on slow fire.First I cooked in a pot,and realized a frying pan is better,so I transferred in to a frying pan.Then add the paprika powder,cumin powder and salt to taste.Ths has to be well cooked until it is a bit dry in consistency.
Step 4: Make the Pesto sauce
Chop the fresh basil leaves straight away from your pot.Wash them well,and throw them in to a long mixing jug.Add a little bit olive oil,chopped garlic,a little bit salt,pine nuts, balsamic acid and 2 full spoons fresh cream.Grind them to a paste with your hand mixer.Thats it. This is one of the best sauce I have ever made.Goes well with all types of Pastas.