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Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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The spring flavors of asparagus and pesto combine beautifully with fettuccine and shrimp in a light and simple pasta dish that works for family or casual entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a tomato-and-arugula salad tossed with mustard-balsamic vinaigrette and fruit sorbet for dessert.



READER'S COMMENT:
"MY HUSBAND IS A DIABETIC. I WAS LOOKING FOR A RECIPE WITH WHOLE GRAIN PASTA. WE BOTH LOVED IT! I JUST MADE IT WHEN MY SISTER WAS VISITING FROM FLORIDA. SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HEALTHY AND AWESOME. "
Shrimp & Pesto Pasta Recipe

16 Reviews for Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

07/12/2014
Bland!

This was terrible and a waste of shrimp. So very bland. Will not make again.

Easy to Make
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04/06/2014
Anonymous
Change directions to kick it up a notch

Instead of overcooking the shrimp, sear them quickly over medium-high heat and remove from non-stick fry pan before proceeding with wine reduction. Make a stock out of the shrimp shells, an onion, and a couple of carrots, bring to boil and simmer for about an hour, then cook the noodles and asparagus in that. add a little stock to the pan when reducing the wine. This REALLY boosts the flavor.

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blubyu1958 wrote 14 weeks 6 days ago

dear anon, you sound like you

dear anon, you sound like you from NOLA!! Thx for the tip!

09/26/2013
Anonymous

I thought this was OK. It was missing something so I added a squeeze of lemon juice to it on the plate which improved the flavor greatly. I actually thought it was better as leftovers and enjoyed it for lunch for a couple of days.

Easy, Healthy, Quick
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09/18/2013

The only changes I made to the recipe were that I doubled the roasted pepper and added some garlic in with the shrimp. It was a bit bland and needed something so I finished it with a squeeze of lemon juice which helped tremendously. Also, it was better for lunch the next day.

Easy, healthy, quick
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02/20/2013
Quick Fix

My family and I enjoyed the dish so much that I made two batches of the pasta dish. However I substituted whole grain thin spaghetti for the linguine because my family doesn't like thick pasta. Next time I'm going to try the recipe substitution I saw and replace the roasted red peppers with sun dried tomatoes.

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