Creamy Lemon Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Enjoy the luscious bliss of Lemon Pesto Pasta with Shrimp tonight! A delicious combination of tart lemon, thick pesto, and luscious shrimp.

Ingredients

– 8 oz linguine pasta

– 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– Salt and pepper to taste

– 1 cup basil pesto

– 1 lemon, zest and juice

– 1/2 cup heavy cream

– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

– 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

– Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Directions

1. Cook the linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and sauté until they are pink and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

3. In the same skillet, add the pesto, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine.

4. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the cooked linguine and shrimp back into the skillet. Toss until everything is well coated in the sauce.

5. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, and fresh basil leaves.

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Creamy Lemon Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Enjoy the luscious bliss of Lemon Pesto Pasta with Shrimp tonight! A delicious combination of tart lemon, thick pesto, and luscious shrimp.

  • – 8 oz linguine pasta
  • – 1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – 1 cup basil pesto
  • – 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • – 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • – 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • – 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • – Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  1. Cook the linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and sauté until they are pink and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the pesto, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the cooked linguine and shrimp back into the skillet. Toss until everything is well coated in the sauce.
  5. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, and fresh basil leaves.
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Creamy Lemon Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

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