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Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato Pesto

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For sun-dried tomato pesto
  Sun dried tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped toasted walnuts 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Canned no salt added whole tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Chopped italian parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh oregano/Basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Pasta 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Sliced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweet red peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Sweet green peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Large shrimp 1 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Angel hair pasta 10 Ounce

To make the sun-dried tomato pesto: Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl.
Cover with boiling water and let soak for about 20 minutes, or until softened.
Drain and reserve the liquid.
Transfer the sun-dried tomatoes to a food processor or blender.
Add the walnuts and garlic.
Process briefly to combine.
Add the whole tomatoes, parsley, oregano or basil, Parmesan, and oil.
Process until smooth.
Add just enough of the reserved liquid to form a paste; process until smooth.
To make the pasta: Warm the oil in a large no-stick skillet over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until softened.
Add the red and green peppers and cook, stirring often, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until softened.
Add the shrimp and cook, stirring often, for 2 to 4 minutes, or until pink.
Sprinkle with the black pepper and salt.
Cook the angel hair in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions.
Place in a large bowl.
Top with the shrimp mixture and the pesto.
Toss well to combine.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2251 Calories from Fat 408

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.3%

Saturated Fat 8.2 g40.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 709.2 mg236.4%

Sodium 2122.2 mg88.4%

Total Carbohydrates 294 g97.9%

Dietary Fiber 25.9 g103.5%

Sugars 42 g

Protein 156 g312.1%

Vitamin A 121.1% Vitamin C 347.1%

Calcium 89.8% Iron 133.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pasta With Shrimp And Tomato Pesto Recipe