Valentine Recipe: Salt-Roasted Prawns & lemon-oregano Pesto with EVOO

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1 1/4 cups (fully packed) fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup fresh oregano leaves
10 fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, peeled
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

SHRIMP Ingredients:

– 3 cups rock or coarse kosher salt
– 1 pound medium prawns or shrimp, deveined but still in their shells


1. Using a food processor, process all lemon-oregano pesto ingredients until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Add more olive oil if you prefer a looser sauce. Pour into a small bowl for serving; garnish with a parsley leaf.

2. Preheat oven to 550 degrees. Spread salt over the bottom of a 10-inch gratin dish or other shallow ovenproof dish. The salt should be about 3/4-inch thick. Place prawns, on their sides, in a single layer in the salt, pushing them down slightly to partially bury them in the salt. Roast until prawns are pink, about 5 minutes. Serve straight from the baking dish, with a small bowl or ramekin of pesto nestled in the corner. Serve while hot.

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