Pesto Shrimp

Total Time:
36 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
1 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts ( pignoli), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp
Directions

Put basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and chill. Slowly blend in the cheeses by hand or with a spoon. When everything is well blended, add the softened butter.

Steam the shrimp for about 5 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to an ice bath or refrigerate until chilled. Arrange shrimp on a platter and spoon pesto on top of each piece.


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