Linguine with Pesto Shrimp

Linguine with Pesto Shrimp


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This is an easy seafood pasta which is one of the family favourites. It's also great when made with crab instead of shrimp.

Loretta Buffa

Serves: 8 

  • 450g linguine
  • 115g butter
  • 2 cups (475ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (80g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup (75g) pesto
  • 450g large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large frypan, 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 prawns and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes. Serve over the hot linguine.

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