- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-5 pounds of shrimp properly skinned
- salt and pepper
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/3 cup pesto
- 1/2 cup half & half or heavy cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 8 oz pasta cooked
Have you ever had the cravings for a dish that is both delicious and light at the same time? If so, then the Creamy Garlic Pesto Shrimp is the dish for you. It is meant to be a nice blend of flavors that not only complement one another but act as a match made in heaven. The shrimp and pesto are undoubtedly the star of the dish while the mushrooms, tomatoes and an assortment of different veggies can prove to be incredibly helpful in taking the dish to the next level. In addition to bursting with flavors, this is also a dish that can be prepared in as little as 15 minutes.
Make sure that the mushrooms, tomatoes and all the other vegetables you choose are as fresh as possible. There’s no limit to just how much you can add but make sure the combinations go well together. For the pesto, you can use your favorite brand or make it at home.
Things to be careful about:
- In case you do attempt to make it extra creamy then use an equal amount of cream and pesto.
- Bring the water to boil before tossing in the pasta.
Make sure you dry the shrimp before tossing it into the pasta.
The creamy garlic pesto shrimp is rich in fiber as well as sodium. Other than that, it has a low amount of fat in it along with a high concentrate of carbohydrates, making it an ideal dish for your dietary needs.
How to Make Creamy Garlic Pesto Shrimp
The word “pasta” has its origins in Greek and Latin. It means “barley porridge” in Greek and “dough pastry cake” in Latin.