Basil Walnut Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Shrimp

Try a quick and easy pesto from scratch

Servings: 4

Pairs With Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil

  • ½ cup walnuts

  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ - ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ lb shrimp

  • 1 lb spaghetti

Directions

For Pesto:
  1. Add basil, walnuts, cheese, garlic and spices to food processor.
  2. Blend until all ingredients are a fine texture. Slowly add olive oil, until desired consistency and thickness is reached.
For pasta:
  1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, coat shrimp with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook on grill or grill pan over medium heat 2 - 3 minutes each side, until cooked through.
  3. Drain pasta and mix together with pesto. Top with grilled shrimp.

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