San Remo Gigli with Prawns and Pine Nuts

20 minutesServes 2
Sanremo Gigli with Prawns and Pine Nuts


  • 2 ½ tbsp butter
  • 1 leek, trimmed (dark green parts discarded), cleaned and halved lengthwise, then chopped thin
  • ½ lb fresh prawns, peeled, deveined and cleaned
  • 6 oz Gigli San Remo Pasta
  • 3 oz pine nuts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for serving
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for serving


Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat and add leek. Sauté until leek is soft and tender, about 5-8 minutes. Add shrimp to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes (add a bit of water if the pan gets too dry). Remove from heat and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, salt generously (a handful), and cook pasta until al dente, according to time listed on package.

While pasta is cooking, in a small, nonstick skillet over medium low heat, toast the pine nuts until golden brown and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes (watch carefully so they don’t burn).

Once pasta is finished cooking, drain and add to skillet with the leeks and shrimp. Toss everything to incorporate. Add pine nuts and salt and pepper, and garnish with parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.