Sophisticated & refreshing, this classic dish incorporates all the things we love about a really good pasta.
Unlike the traditional pesto with basil, pine nuts and parmesan that is so classically Genoa, this instead omits the cheese completely! Garlic and loads of pistachios along with a generous glug of extra virgin olive oil combines with fresh basil and parsley to create a delicious medley of fresh flavors.
And like all good things, once you begin with a good foundation, the rest comes easy. Excellent jumbo prawns and sweet plump cherry tomatoes continue in the happy path already set by the pesto.
The choice of cherry tomatoes over grape is a crucial one since cherry tomatoes have all that sweetness and juice without that thicker skin. Taking no more than 30 minutes to prepare, I can't think of a better weeknight meal or a more elegant dinner when company is over. Serve with a really good dry white and some crusty bread and it doesn't get much better than that!