Pesto Shrimp Spaghetti *Video Recipe*
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2-3 servings
  • Spaghetti – 250 gms
  • Shrimp – 400 gms (about 10-15 medium shrimps)
  • Basil pesto – ½ cup
  • Olive oil – 4 tbsp
  • Tomato – 1, large, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Asparagus – 15, cut into 2 inch long pieces
  • Heavy cream – 1 cup
  • Cheddar cheese – 1 cup, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook spaghetti in heavily salted boiling water as per the package instructions until al-dente. Drain and set it aside. Reserve a cup of pasta boiling water.
  2. Peel and devein the shrimps keeping the end of the tail intact. Wash and put them in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of basil pesto, salt and pepper and mix well to coat each shrimp thoroughly. Let the shrimps marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Add the marinated shrimps and cook each side for couple of minutes on medium flame until the shrimps turn opaque. Take them out and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining oil in the same skillet and add the asparagus. Saute them for 5 minutes on medium.
  5. Next add the chopped tomatoes and continue cooking until tomatoes are soft. Season with salt and mix well.
  6. Then add the heavy cream keeping the flame on low to avoid splitting. Let the cream come to a boil.
  7. Once the cream starts boiling, add the cooked spaghetti and top it with remaining basil pesto and mix in well.
  8. Return the sautéed shrimps to the skillet and stir everything carefully.
  9. Finally add the grated cheddar cheese and cook until the cheese melts and all the excess liquid is absorbed.
  10. Serve the pesto shrimp spaghetti with more sprinkles of grated cheese and a dash of red chili flakes. Enjoy!
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