Friday, November 15, 2013

Shrimp and Pesto Fusilli

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Recipe adapted from: Epicurious.com
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1. Fusilli - 1 lb
2. Fresh Basil leaves - 1 cup
3. Cilantro - 1 cup
4. Green onions - 5-6 stalks
5. Walnuts - 1/2 cup
6. Garlic - 2 cloves
7. Lime juice - From one lime
8. Salt - To taste
9. JalapeƱo - 1
10. Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1/4 cup + 2 thsp (for frying the shrimp)
11. Freshly ground black pepper - As desired
12. Salt - To Taste
13. White wine - 1/2 cup
14. Grated parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup

Preparation:

1. Prepare the pasta according to the packet directions, drain and keep aside.
2. Add the ingredients 2-10, plus some salt to a food processor and process to form a coarse puree. Keep aside.
3. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add the shrimp. Season with some salt and black pepper. It should take only about 2-3 minutes on either side (medium-high heat) for the shrimp to get cooked.
4. Remove pan from heat and add the white wine. Once the wine gets reduced (about 30 seconds), add the pesto and give it a mix.
5. Add pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle additional salt and pepper if desired.
6. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Enjoy! :D


 
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