Shrimp recipes are always mouth-watering and I am always amazed at the fact that shrimp recipes turn out to be so yummy! Last week I had a very innovative idea when I planned to make pasta. We commonly have pasta with pesto, but then this time I tried to incorporate Shrimp with the combo. Today, I will describe the recipe for my homemade special Creamy Pesto Shrimp.
Ingredients of the Yummy Pesto Shrimp
These are the important things that you need when you are cooking the Pesto Shrimp.
- Linguine Pasta- 1 Pound
- Half Cup Butter
- Heavy Cream (2 cups)
- Half teaspoon black pepper
- Parmesan cheese (1 cup)
- Pesto (⅓ cup)
- Large deveined shrimp (1 pound)
Directions for Cooking the best homemade creamy pesto shrimp
Firstly, take a large pot, fill it with water, add some salt and bring it to boil. Add all the linguine pasta and cook them in the boiled water for about 8-10 minutes.
In the meanwhile, take a large skillet, and put it on medium flame to cover it with melted butter. Pour cream and use the ground black pepper to season the creamy texture. Continue stirring for 8 minutes without any break.
The next step is to add the parmesan cheese after into creamy sauce and again continue stirring until the entire creamy layer is thoroughly mixed. This brings a good thick texture and the cream becomes tastier than ever.
Over the cream sauce, pour the pesto and again cook for 5 minutes until the entire content of the mixture is thickened to give you a green whitish creamy sauce. (Pro tip: Do not use excessive pesto, take a proportionate amount wherein cream and pesto has a good balance)
Here comes the star of the recipe, the heavenly deveined shrimps, add it with the creamy layer in the skillet. Cook them until you see a pinkish layer on the shrimp’s body.
The final step is to add the linguine pasta and the creamy sauce. Mix it and serve hot. There you go, delicious creamy pasta is ready without any hassle at your very own kitchen.
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