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    Creamy Pesto Shrimp

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Julesong's Note:

    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?

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    1. 1
      Cook linguini according to package directions.
    2. 2
      Drain and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
    4. 4
      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.
    5. 5
      Cook 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring.
    6. 6
      Stir the Parmesan into the creamy mixture, stirring until well mixed.
    7. 7
      Stir in the pesto, and cook for about 5 minutes, until thickened.
    8. 8
      Stir in the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes.
    9. 9
      Re-heat the linguini (either in boiling water or microwave) and serve shrimp and sauce over the hot pasta.
    10. 10
      Garnish with grated Romano and freshly ground black pepper.
    11. 11
      Note: this recipe also works well with 1 pound of lump crab instead of shrimp.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2002


      Wow! These prawns are rich! I didn't have a shallot and so used white onion, but did the rest of the recipe the same. I'll be making this one again!!!!! Thanks Julesong! It made for a great romantic dinner!!!

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    • on April 24, 2003


      Oh this was fabulous, Julesong. WOW is about all I can think of to say. My husband wanted to know what the special occasion was. The sauce was very rich and we love pesto so that made it even better. Looked great with the green noodles. An unexpected suprise for us. Thanks.

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    • on April 23, 2011


      This is really delicious and I will definitely make it again! I couldn%u2019t find sun-dried tomatoes so I left them out. I did everything else the same as the recipe and it turned out great. Thank you for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Pesto Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (216 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 671.7
    Calories from Fat 291
    Total Fat 32.3 g
    Saturated Fat 19.2 g
    Cholesterol 184.3 mg
    Sodium 946.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 31.2 g

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    pesto sauce

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