Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 247.8
  • Total Fat: 18.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 129.2 mg
  • Sodium: 165.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

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from Melissa D'Arabian from Melissa D'Arabian
Number of Servings: 4



    * 1 lime
    * 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
    * 2 green onions, chopped
    * 2 tablespoons toasted chopped pecans
    * 1 clove garlic, chopped
    * 1 teaspoon sugar
    * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    * Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


    * 3/4 pound raw medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
    * 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    * Kosher salt


Pesto: Grate 1 teaspoon zest from the lime and juice the entire lime for about 2 tablespoons of juice. Combine the zest and juice with the cilantro, green onions, chopped pecans, chopped garlic, sugar, vegetable oil, and extra-virgin olive oil in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the mixture until well-combined, but still slightly chunky. Season the pesto with salt, and pepper, to taste.

Shrimp: In a bowl, toss the shrimp with 1 tablespoon of the pesto. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the shrimp until just opaque and pink, about 3 minutes. Put a generous spoonful of pesto into a serving bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Serve the remaining pesto on the side or freeze for another use.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STIEGESQT.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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