Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

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"One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 646 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 42.5 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 43g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 211 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium:
  • 437 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in cream, and season with pepper. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Blend in the pesto, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes. Serve over the hot linguine.
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This is the second time I've made this recipe. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly and thought it was way too oily, way too salty, and didn't have NEARLY enough basil flavor...and don...

AWESOME! This is a keeper. I also used half and half to reduce the fat content. I grated fresh parmesan as well. It makes a big difference. One thing I will point out is to be careful when ...

FABULOUS TASTE!! A minute before adding the parmesean cheese, I also added 1/2 cup of chopped red peppers, 1/2 cup chopped green peppers, 2 chopped green onions and 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms!...