Pasta, the first thing that comes into my mind when I don't have a lot of time to cook (or in a lazy mood),
What can I say,
It's usually pretty simple, easy, and delicious,
How hard can it be to make a tasty pasta dish?
At least it won't go so wrong that you can't even swallow it.
So here it is. Spaghetti with shrimps and pesto sauce-
Ingredients (for one)?
1 small box of basil (about one cup)
2 tablespoons of pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
1 shallot (chopped)
1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan
10 shrimps (peeled and deveined)
Extra virgin olive oil
First prepare a pot with water to cook the spaghetti,
Toss in the pasta when the water is boiling, along with a pinch of salt,
Cook according to the instruction on the box.
For the pine nuts,
I roast them in the oven till golden brown to bring out the flavor,
Prepare a food processor,
Add basil leaves, garlic cloves, roasted pine nuts, and some olive oil,
Blend till cooperated, add about 2 pinches of salt, some grated cheese, continue to blend for a few seconds.
Can you smell it? The fresh aroma just can't stop escaping from the food processor.
These green colored paste will serve as a key ingredient to keep your pasta moist and flavorful.
Prepare a skillet,
Drizzle some olive oil, pan fried the chopped shallot till slightly brown on the edges,
Toss in the shrimps and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the pesto sauce along with drained pasta,
Give it a toss,
What are you waiting for?
it's time to enjoy your healthy greenie spaghetti!
Cindy's Rating: 7