Sweet Chilli Prawns with Orzo and Rocket

by melathome

A rocket of a little leaf that packs a peppery punch to all it encounters!

Sweet Chilli Prawns with Orzo and Rocket

A rocket of a little leaf that packs a peppery punch to all it encounters! Food Sweet Chilli Prawns with Orzo and Rocket European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • FOR THE ROCKET PESTO
  • A handful rocket
  • A handful basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 50g Parmesan, grated
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 150ml extra virgin olive oil
  • FOR THE ORZO
  • 500g orzo
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 150g feta
  • 150ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 handfuls rocket leaves
  • FOR THE PRAWNS
  • 450g king prawns
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced
  • 20g butter

METHOD

  1. Make the rocket pesto by simply adding the ingredients to a blender and processing until a coarse paste. Add a little more olive oil if rede to loosen the mixture. Season well.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil and cook the orzo until al dente. Remove from the heat and place in a sieve to drain and then toss with the chives, crumbled feta, lemon juice, half the olive oil, half the rocket and seasoning.
  3. Meanwhile, add the remaining oil, honey, ginger, garlic and chilli to a bowl. Whisk with a fork to combine.
  4. Take a large nonstick frying pan and add the prawns. Pour over the oil and honey mixture and toss to heat through.
  5. Divide the orzo between four plates along with the prawns. Spoon over any pan juices. Drizzle with the rocket pesto and serve immediately. 

 

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