Spaghetti al Pesto con Gamberoni
Spaghetti with Pesto and Shrimp
1/2 box spaghetti
1 bunch basil, leaves only
1/4 c pine nuts
3 cloves garliic, chopped
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
olive oil, at least 1/2 cup
red pepper flakes
8 16/20 shrimp
To make pesto:
In a food processor, Add the basil, pine nuts and garlic. Turn on the processor and drizzle in the oil until a paste of the desired consistency is met. Add in the cheese. If the consistency becomes too thick, add in some oil, or even a little bit of water (shhh).
To make the pasta:
Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente or however you like your pasta.
To make shrimp:
Clean and devein the shrimp. Spinkle each with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Heat a skillet to medium high heat with a little bit of olive oil. When the pan is hot, add in the shrimp. Cook on the first side for 4-5 minutes and the second side for 3-4 minutes. On the second side, just cook until the shrimp are totally opaque.
Toss the pasta with the pesto and add the shrimp. Sprinkle with some parmesan and enjoy.
Next time you have pesto, think of me as a winemaker!