Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pesto Shrimp Linguini

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This is a super easy recipe from Sam the Cooking Guy ( that comes together quickly. Instead of uncooked shrimp, I used pre-cooked frozen shrimp and defrosted it. It worked fine and tasted great. I also used a jar of Trader Joe's Pesto Alla Genovese which is the exact size in this recipe. The recipe calls for chicken broth instead of cream, so has less calories and is a healthier version. Pictured below is my new grandson, Sean - isn't he the cutest?

1 pound uncooked shelled shrimp
1 pound linguini
7 oz. of pesto
1/2 cup chicken broth
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Shredded parmesan cheese

Boil the linguini in a large pot of water according to package directions, then drain the noodles. Mix pesto and broth in a large frying pan, and bring to a low simmer. If using uncooked shrimp, in another frying pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat, add the shrimp, salt and pepper and saute until pink. Add shrimp and noodles to pesto mixture, and mix well to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.

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