Friday, May 8, 2009

Shrimp & Spinach Basil Pesto Pasta

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Remember that spinach basil pesto I made earlier? Well tonight I put it to use and prepared the following for dinner. It's quick, easy and flavorful without too many ingredients to fuss over with. It's also great with chicken!
Shrimp & Spinach Basil Pesto Pasta
original Joelen recipe

1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 lbs shrimp (I used 31-40 raw jumbo shrimp)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup spinach basil pesto
1-2 large tomato, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
angel hair pasta, cooked & drained
1/4 cup grated parmesan for garnish

In a saute pan over medium high heat, add the oil.
When it starts to shimmer, add the garlic and shrimp; saute until it turns pink and is cooked.
Add the spinach basil pesto, chopped tomatoes, butter and hot pasta to the pan; toss to combine.
Garnish with parmesan and serve hot.
I also served this with homemade Parmesan breadsticks!

6 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

I used to work at a restaurant that made a dish with just these combination of ingredients. Thanks for bringing back some good memories!

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Kerstin said...

What a lovely pasta dish! It looks like it comes together quickly and is super flavorful1

sweetteaintexas said...

What beautiful color on that pesto. And the combination of ingredients looks so simple and tasty. Another wonderful dish.

BMK said...

This looks so delicious and flavorful. Your pesto is such a beautiful and vibrant green!

Dawn said...

What a nice flavor combo here, and it comes together easy & quick. Don't you love how versatile shrimp can be?

Tangled Noodle said...

This is an ultimate combination for me - pasta, pesto and shrimp. I would never get tired of this at all!

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