January 23, 2013
Mint & Pea Pesto with Shrimp
We love shrimp. We love pesto too. Why? Because they are both so easy and quick to make. Shrimp are great because you can just sauté them for a few minutes and you've got a meal. Pesto takes barely any time to prepare, yet packs a big punch of flavor.
We wanted to try something a little different, so we created this mint and pea pesto as the base, and tossed it with some quick sautéed shrimp. Whole wheat pasta was a very nice foil for this sauce - it had a bit more flavor than a traditional pasta would have, which paired very nicely with the pesto.
This dish only takes a few minutes to put together, so it's a great option for a weeknight. Give it a go!
Making the Dish
1/2 lb whole wheat pasta
1/2 lb medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 cup fresh mint
1.25 cups peas
1/4 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pecorino romano cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta to package directions.
Then, serve in big broad bowls, and enjoy!
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