Ridiculously easy to make, this shrimp is oh-so-wonderful-tasty and rich. Not for those watching your fat intake, but hey... everything in moderation, right?
- 1 lb spinach linguine or 1 lb regular linguine
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 whole shallot, minced
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes, reconstituted in warm water (measurement before reconstituting)
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper, to taste
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup pesto sauce
- 1 lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup romano cheese or 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated,for garnish
- freshly ground black pepper, for garnish
- Cook linguini according to package directions.
- Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Toss in the minced garlic, shallot, mushrooms, and reconstituted sundried tomatoes and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, then stir in half and half and season with pepper.
- Cook 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring.
- Stir the Parmesan into the creamy mixture, stirring until well mixed.
- Stir in the pesto, and cook for about 5 minutes, until thickened.
- Stir in the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes.
- Re-heat the linguini (either in boiling water or microwave) and serve shrimp and sauce over the hot pasta.
- Garnish with grated Romano and freshly ground black pepper.
- Note: this recipe also works well with 1 pound of lump crab instead of shrimp.