Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shrimp Pesto Pasta

So I absolutely love Pasta! Love. Creamy and heavy is the best kind; however, every once in awhile you need something lite. Or wait....should that be the other way around?

I wanted to share with you my go-to Pasta recipe. Shrimp Pesto Pasta. I love shrimp, I'm crazy about Pesto, so throw it together and you have heaven.

So here are the ingredients. (Tiny shrimp, pesto, pasta, garlic, white wine and parmesan)


First make sure the shrimp are thawed and drained

Then start heating a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the stove while boiling water for the Pasta

Peel your Garlic - I like to smash the garlic with my knife to easy remove the skin

Next I grate the garlic rather than chopping. I learned this from Rachael Ray "nobody likes to chomp on a big piece of garlic" No matter how much they love garlic!


Cook out the garlic for a few minutes

Next cook the shrimp, they will turn pink and curl up a bit when done - season with salt and pepper


Next I like to add a little white wine to cook the shrimp in a little longer. Sometimes I will include juice from a lemon as well.


By now your pasta should be done and you can mix with your pesto. I really like the pesto that comes with plenty of olive oil, if it doesn't you can add your own to coat the pasta as heavy or lite as you want.

I serve it up in a pasta bowl and I put the shrimp on top and sprinkle with some parmesan! And enjoy!


Jessica Renee said...

This sounds SO amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe. I go completely bonkers over pasta!! haha

Katie said...

Looks delish!! Can I substitute something for the wine though? (I can't stand the taste, lol). Maybe chicken broth?

Marion said...

Darn. This made me wish I could eat pasta. Looks soooo good!!

XO - Marion

PS - great photos Mia!

Becca Christensen said...

This looks amazing. I will defs have to give it a go.

Bunnie said...

this loooooks soooo yummy!!

your newest follower :)

Emily said...

This looks amazing... I will be adding this to the rotation at my house.

You should join my friend Erica's new recipe link-up! The button is on my post today!

Alison said...

Yum!!! I love shrimp AND I love pesto!

I also tagged you in a post! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Now this sounds AMAZING!!! I am making it for dinner tomorrow. xo

Ashley H. said...

I make something similar, except I use chicken and add sundried tomatoes. Love your step-by-step instructions with pics!