Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
From the October 2007 issue of Midwest Living.
- 1 lb dry fusilli
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs frozen uncooked large shrimp, without tails peeled and deveined, thawed (26-30 shrimp per pound count)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup frozen baby peas
- 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
- 1⁄4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to pan to keep warm.
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch skillet. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add shrimp to hot oil. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Remove shrimp from skillet; keep warm.
- Pesto: Add peas, broth, and garlic to skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. In a food processor or blender, add pea mixture, mint, butter, and remaining salt. Cover and process/blend until smooth. Add vinegar; pulse to combine.
- Pour pesto over pasta and toss gently to combine. Top with shrimp.
- Serve immediately.
I'm really impressed with this simple recipe. The peas didn't break down as much as I had expected but I'm sure that's my fault. I made a quarter of the recipe which only ask for 1/4 cup of peas, that's not really enough for the processor to get a good grip on.The flavors are great, a real change from the usual and will welcome at any season. Mine was 20 mins, start to finish. Made for PAC, Fall '09.