Shrimp & Artichoke Pesto with Angel Hair

Ingredients:

  • Angel hair pasta 1/3 box
  • 20-25 shrimp, raw, peeled
  • Shallot
  • Garlic, minced
  • Marinated artichoke (jarred in oil, not canned)
  • Fresh basil leaves, 1.5-2 cups
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh parmesan (shredded, or finely grated)
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Pepper, salt

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to directions, remove pasta from pot, keep water.
2. Saute’ 1-2 shallots, 1 clove minced garlic, shrimp in olive oil. Add in artichokes, keep on low heat.
3. To make pesto: add to food processor or blender basil, olive oil, 1-2 cloves minced garlic, pepper, salt, pine nuts, and a couple tablespoons of parmesan. Add more oil as necessary, blend until pureed and to liking – more chunky or more like a liquid.
4. Add pasta into pan with shrimp and artichokes, add some pasta water for moisture, then add pesto and stir together.

Serves: 4-5

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