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Arugula Pesto Pasta With Shrimp

A crowd-pleaser, every time! This is a great go-to meal for spring and summer that people always love. Bright arugula pesto and grilled shrimp are the stars of this pasta. Plus - it's delicious room temperature and cold, making it extra versatile.

Arugula Pesto Pasta With Shrimp
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Arugula Pesto Pasta With Shrimp

Category

Main Course pasta

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Calories

529

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend the arugula and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add 1/2 cup of oil, processing until well blended. Transfer the pesto to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Prepare the grill (high heat). Using a knife, cut the back of the shrimp. Brush the shrimp with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Grill the shrimp until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. Toss the pasta with the pesto in the large bowl to coat, adding the reserved cooking liquid 1 tablespoon at a time to moisten. Top with the grilled shrimp. Garnish with the lemon zest and parsley.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
529
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
58 grams
Protein
23 grams
Fat
22 grams
Saturated Fat
4 grams
Trans Fat
1 grams
Cholesterol
101 milligrams
Sodium
569 milligrams
Fiber
3 grams
Sugar
2 grams
Unsaturated Fat
16 grams

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