Chef Tim Westby-Gibson of Café Provençal demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on October 30, 2010.
1 tbl olive oil
12 prawns, peeled and deveined
½ cup mixed thinly sliced peppers
2 oz white wine
2 tbl basil pesto (recipe follows)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in large pan over medium high heat until oil just begins to smoke. Add prawns, season lightly with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for 30 seconds. Add peppers and stir, continuing to cook until prawns are almost done and peppers begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add wine and basil pesto, stirring to evenly coat all the prawns, continue to cook until liquid has evaporated and prawns are just cooked through, about 1 minute.
2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup toasted pinenuts
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until almost smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Refrigerate or freeze immediately.