Few weeks ago, I asked my cousin Ingrid to check out my blog. She ends up coming for dinner with her husband Mark last Saturday. Among the dishes I cook for them, this is a new creation which I thought might work. The idea came from a local Chinese dish using wasabi sauce with prawns so I wonder if my homemade pesto sauce can do the same. I am glad it turns out well. 


Pesto sauce (click here for recipe)

Cooking cream

Minced garlic

Medium prawns

Cherry tomatoes

Olive oil

Black pepper

Sea salt


Fry garlic and prawns in olive oil over high heat. Sprinkle black pepper and sea salt to taste. Mix pesto sauce with cooking cream. When the prawns are almost done, bring to low heat and pour in pesto sauce mixture. Continue cooking for two minutes and serve immediately with chopped cherry tomatoes.

20 thoughts on “PRAWNS IN PESTO SAUCE

    1. Thank you Marisa! I am so glad you like it. When my basil plants are blooming, I realized it is good to make them into pesto sauce and freeze them. They can last for months and so useful.

  1. What a great dish! Love the pesto sauce and never thought about having it with prawns. This looks very, very delicious. Your pesto sauce is good for almost everything 🙂

    1. Thank you Judy. I have to agree it is a very useful sauce if you love basil. When I am lazy, i will just mix with pasta water and throw in some ham and that’s dinner. pasta with ham in pesto sauce. 🙂

  2. I knew it was a bad idea coming to look at your latest post when I haven’t had my lunch yet, and (worse) have no food in the house. As well as ‘like’ there needs to be an ‘order’ button with guaranteed speedy delivery.

  3. Omg I absolutely love basil and pesto!! What a fabulous looking recipe, I’m wishing it was right here now. That pesto could be used on so many things too. I have a spinach pea pesto that I love. This looks fabulous.

    1. Thank you very much! I am glad you like it. I am using my last box from the freezer. Can’t wait to make more. Spinach pea pesto sounds really good. Is the recipe in your older post? I would love to try it.

    1. Thank you Bridget for your very nice comment. I’m running out of pesto. Can’t wait for the raining season to be over so that I can plant my new batch of basil. Glad you love it!


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