This is a really wonderful dish that is achieved without a great deal of effort. I loved making this recipe during the week, which gave me about 3-4 meals which is great for the student budget.
Pasotto might sound like something exotic, however it is just a made up word as this is dish is mixture between a paella and risotto. It sounds good doesn’t it. The kids will love this one too.
If you have been following my instagram, I made my pasotto with sustainably sourced prawns. I am an avid supporter and proud ambassador to MSC helping promote sustainable fishing and helping consumers choose sustainable seafood to help protect our oceans from being over-fished. You could start by downloading the free app, so at the touch of a few buttons you can make choices on whether you a eating seafood that has been fished in a sustainable way.
This chilli prawn pasotto was made from only a handful of fresh ingredients, sustainably caught wild banana prawns from QLD, I combined quinoa and risotto rice, but you can use one or the other, spinach, chillies, mushrooms, parmesan, stock, wine and lots of fresh parsley and lemon. To top of this tasty pasotto
Why it this dish good for you:
Prawns firstly are a great source of good quality protein with all of the essential amino acids which will nourish, replenish and repair tissue, skin and muscles. They are also have a good source of zinc (helps transport Vit. A around the body, good for wound healing, maintaining a good immune system, sperm production and normal foetal development), magnesium (for health of skin and bones), selenium (an antioxidant, helps regulate the thyroid hormone and defends the body against oxidation) and iron (healthy blood cells) and they are also low in saturated fats.
Quinoa Grains have a really low GI, so they work so well as slow release energy. They are also one of the only grains that have all of their 9 essential amino acids and is considered a full protein. So great to heal, repair and protect tissues, cells, muscles around the body.
Spinach & Parsley are fabulous super greens, packed with fibre for digestion, vitamins A (eye health), C (immunity) and B6 and potassium (fluid balance and heart beat), folate ( to help with low iron which can lead to anaemia) and spinach has vitamin K for bone health, helps with clotting and healing bones. Parsley is also great for bad breath.
Lemon adds that extra boost of vitamin C for your immunity and helps to stimulate digestion.
Enjoy this number, I know you will.