Seafood and Mushroom Pasta With Basil Pesto

Total Time
1hr 9mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 9 mins

A light, easy meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make the pesto: in a food processor or blender add all the pesto ingredients except the oil; process until minced.
  2. With the motor running, slowly pour oil through the tube and blend.
  3. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula; transfer pesto to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use; bring to room temperature before mixing with pasta.
  4. Make the pasta: in a skillet over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil; add in mushrooms and red pepper; stir/saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  6. Add remaining oil to skillet; stir/saute scallops for 2 minutes; add in shrimp; stir/saute until scallops are opaque and shrimp are pink, about 2 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente; drain and return to pan.
  8. Add mushrooms, red peppers, seafood, salt, pepper, and basil pesto; toss gently.
  9. Serve immediately on warm plates.

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