Walnut Pesto Pasta with Grilled Garlic Shrimp

May  3, 2014
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  • Serves 6
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This dish unites classic flavors in a quick and comforting meal. Rich with garlic and tossed with juicy shrimp, it makes a stunning meal to serve for any group, from an intimate party among friends to a big family dinner. —First We Eat

What You'll Need
  • Walnut Pesto Pasta
  • 10 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1.5 cups California Walnut Halves
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Basil Leaves, packed
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 pounds Spaghetti
  • Grilled Garlic Shrimp
  • 30 Large Tiger Prawns, peeled & de-veined
  • 12 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil while you prep your pesto ingredients. Combine the garlic, walnuts, basil, olive oil, Parmesan, salt & pepper in you food processor and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated. Once your water is boiling, add your pasta and cook per the instructions on your pasta's packaging.
  2. In the meantime, peel and de-vein your shrimp leaving the tail. Put in a prep bowl with your chopped garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper and let sit for at least 15 minutes. During this time you can pre-heat the grill to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the grill is hot and your shrimp have marinated, put the shrimp onto the grill (careful not to lose any through the grates!) and grill for about 3 minutes per side until shrimp turn a beautiful orange and are cooked through.
  3. Once your pasta is done cooking, drain and combine with your pesto sauce, top with the grilled garlic shrimp and serve immediately! Enjoy!

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