Fresh Pesto & Shrimp Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 648.5
  • Total Fat: 43.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 115.4 mg
  • Sodium: 282.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 26.3 g

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Free recipe from Cook's Corner at Giant Foods. I adapted it to half a pound of shrimp from 1 pound. Free recipe from Cook's Corner at Giant Foods. I adapted it to half a pound of shrimp from 1 pound.
Number of Servings: 4


    1/4 cup pine nuts
    2 Tbsp garlic, minced
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh basil
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 lb medium shrimp, cooked
    8 oz small dried pasta shells
    olive oil, as needed
    salt & pepper, to taste


Using a blender or food processor, coarsely chop nuts and add the garlic, cheese and basil, then process until finely chopped. Slowly add the oil, blending until incorporated, and season lightly with salt and pepper, set aside.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta shells until tender and drain.

While pasta is cooking, lightly season shrimp with salt and pepper and saute in a large pan with a light amount of olive oil over medium heat, about 6-8 minutes.

Combine shrimp and pasta in a large serving bowl, toss with the fresh pesto until well combined and serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GUNIVERA.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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