Ítalia via Oriente

 Bonjour Señoritas,

This weekend I felt inspired in the kitchen. We are Christians, we can not eat meat until Sunday. I had to improvise an interesting vegetarian dish for the family, who are addicted to eating meat. I made Pesto Pasta & sweet and sour prawns. Tasty!

All the ingredients used were purchased in the market. The vegetables are fresh and organic. Be very careful with vegetables, wash 1, 2 up to 3 times to make sure they are well cleaned. TIP: Leave the vegetables in a bowl with vinegar and water for ten minutes to eliminate bacteria. Then rinse with water and use.We begin by seasoning the shrimp. Mix olive oil; balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce, crushed garlic + ginger  and rosemary. The amount really depends on you. I like a lot of garlic and when the shrimp is so sticky, so I add more honey and garlic.
Clean and remove the heads of the shrimp, season with the above mixture and place in refrigerator.Now let’s move on to the pesto sauce. You will need fresh leaves of basilica, nuts (I used cashews, but peanuts would work too), olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and grated cheddar cheese. Place everything in the food processor at the same time. Add olive oil to turn the sauce to the desired consistency.
Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti, add a little butter and mix the pesto sauce. TIP: After removing the hot water from spaghetti, pour cold water and drain. This helps the spaghetti not stick.I love serving starters, give me time to cook without pressure, while my snacks family and socializes. Serve bread (i served brown bread so that my trainer doesn’t get too upset with me for eating pasta and bread at dinner) roasted, guacamole sauce, pesto sauce and sauce. See the photos below super easy instructions. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.

My family loves the next sauce. It’s a good way to give a ‘upgrade’ to your everyday mayonnaise. Add green onions and chopped parsley, black pepper, pounded garlic, and mix with mayo.
TA-DA!!!And there is your starter ready to serve.It is now time to fry the prawns. Put a little butter in the pan, fry the prawns (without the sauce we use to season) for about 10 minutes! When they get golden, NOT BROWN!, pour the sauce we used to season and leave for 1 minute, remove and place on skewers. Another healthy option is to put them in the oven instead of frying.

Dinner is ready! You can make a green salad to accompany, a tomato sauce for those who do not have an adventurous palate, and serve with a good bottle white wine. I hope you enjoy!

Bon appetit,

Señorita Elisa


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I am a working mom of two petite princesses , married to my beau, living in a beautiful African country by the coast called Mozambique. I opened the blog to share my passion for beauty, fashion,decor, DIY projects and , of course , my girls! Join me as I ride on this chaotic wave called motherhood.

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