Linguini With Prawns And Almond Pesto Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Linguini with Prawns and Almond Pesto

Delicious pesto sauce pasta with prawns and almonds—an indulgent dish that's a seafood lover's dream. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • For the grilled prawns:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or 30 ml
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or 45 ml, plus zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 750 g tiger prawns, shells removed and de-veined
  • For almond pesto:
  • ½ cup almond powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium green chili pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 7 leaves fresh mint
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 packet linguini pasta, (or thick pasta)
  • 8 cups water or 2 litres
  • ½ cup or 125 ml hot water
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon or 20 g

How to Prepare

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

Nutritional Info

Energy: 495.00 kcal
Protein: 32.00 g
Carbohydrate: 24.00 g
Fats: 30.00 g

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