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Penne with Pesto and Shrimp

Penne with Pesto and Shrimp

If you have not yet decided what to prepare, my penne with pesto and shrimp recipe may be helpful. A dish that is perfect for many different occasions and that will always guarantee you a great impression on your guests.

It is a combination of winning flavors: the homemade pesto, with the intense aroma of basil, gives creaminess and releases a breath of freshness, joining the firm and delicate meat of the shrimp!

I advise you to buy fresh basil and to use mortar to make authentic Genovese pesto. I understand that the procedure with the mortar is long and tiring and often and willingly lacks the necessary time and energy. I usually use the blender (you can also use the immersion blender, but I prefer using the cup mixer because I can cool the mug in the freezer not to blacken the basil).


It is always better to use fresh, unshelled shrimp, like the ones I used to make pappardelle with. But if you find frozen shrimp at home, they are fine.

I recommend you prepare them for a tasty dinner with friends or for lunch to share with family members as soon as social distancing, due to the current situation of the coronavirus, ends.

Penne with Pesto and Shrimp

Enjoy them on your own, and you won’t regret it.

Cooking Method ,
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Penne with pesto and shrimp is a delicious and easy-to-make pasta dish that combines the rich flavor of basil pesto with tender shrimp. Here's a recipe you can follow:

  • 1 pound peppe pasta
  • ~ 1 pounds shrimp
  • 1 garlic
  • 5 tablespoons genovese pesto sauce
  • salt and pepper
    • Shell and wash the shrimp.
    • Brown them in hot oil in a pan with a whole garlic clove.
    • Deglaze with half a glass of white wine.
    • Cook for another minute and a half, season with salt and pepper. Remove the garlic clove
    • Boil the pasta in salted water in a saucepan, drain it al dente, and then add it to the shrimp sauce in a pan.
    • Mix everything and remove it from the heat. Add the pesto and put it in a bowl with a little cooking water.
    • Stir the pasta and season well.  And enjoy your meal.
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