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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Halburt's picture
It's great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp."
Ingredients
  Linguine pasta 1 Pound
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pesto 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Large shrimp 1 Pound (peeled and deviened)
Directions

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in cream, and season with pepper. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Blend in the pesto, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.

4. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Occasion: 
Christmas, Wedding
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids, Gourmet, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 641 Calories from Fat 384

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g68%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 229 mg76.3%

Sodium 432.4 mg18%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.7%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 26 g51.1%

Vitamin A 28.1% Vitamin C 2.6%

Calcium 26% Iron 15.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Creamy Pesto Shrimp Recipe