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)

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First make sure the shrimp are thawed and drained
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Then start heating a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the stove while boiling water for the Pasta
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Peel your Garlic - I like to smash the garlic with my knife to easy remove the skin
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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!

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Cook out the garlic for a few minutes
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Next cook the shrimp, they will turn pink and curl up a bit when done - season with salt and pepper

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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.

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

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!!

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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! :)
http://lifeoftwosokools.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-was-tagged.html

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!