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April 29, 2015 / Chris Blum

Shrimp with Pea Pesto

 This is a quick weeknight meal inspired by F&W. Fresh peas are required for this dish, so do seek them out. I cooked up some orzo that I tossed it with the extra pesto to compete the meal.

Ingredients:
1/4 c pine nuts, toasted
2 c shelled fresh peas
3/4 c parmigiano, grated
2 cloves garlic, green germ removed
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 c olive oil, plus extra for cooking the shrimp
Salt and pepper
1 lb shrimp, peeled and cleaned

In a food processor or blender combine peas, cheese, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.

In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Cook shrimp anout 2 minites per side until opaque and cooked through.

Serve shrimp with pesto and a little parmigiano cheese.

Serves 2 – 4.

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