Red Pepper Linguini Pesto with Shrimp

Red Pepper Linguini Pesto with Shrimp

This is the second time I have made pesto sauce from scratch.  It tastes so much different than the stuff you get at the store.  When you make it at home, there’s that taste of freshness that you don’t get with store bought pesto.  I highly recommend making it yourself if you have the time.

Red Pepper Linguini Pesto with Shrimp

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Ingredients:

  • 12-14 large size raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • olive oil for cooking
  • 1/2 pound of fresh red pepper linguini, cooked according to package direction.  I cooked mine for 1 minute, per the pasta shop’s instructions.
  • pesto sauce (homemade or store bought, I made my own)
  • salt and pepper to season
  • parsley, finely chopped for garnish

Preparation:

In a medium skillet, sauté shallots until translucent.  Then add shrimp and cook until opaque.  Season with salt and pepper.

Mix pesto sauce and cooked pasta until well combined.  Then add shrimp and shallots on top.  Garnish pasta with parsley and serve.

Red Pepper Linguini Pesto with Shrimp
 

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