Fish and Shellfish: Shellfish Dishes: Shrimp Pesto Linguine

This sweet and nutty flavored linguine dish will make any dinner taste special!

Author: National Fisheries Institute
Date: May 10, 2009

Suggestions: * Use already prepared pesto and dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes!

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x approx. 1-1/3 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

    8 oz dried linguine, broken in half
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    1 large onion, coarsely chopped
    1 (10 oz) package frozen peas
    1 Tbsp pesto sauce (purchased or homemade) *
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 lb shrimp **
    2 Tbsp fresh minced parsley

Directions:

    Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid.

    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the peas, pesto sauce, pepper, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

    Add 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add the shrimp or surimi seafood and cook until thoroughly heated. Divide the linguine among six bowls or shallow plates. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss gently. Sprinkle with parsley.

Variations:

    ** Replace shrimp with an equal amount of crab-flavored surimi seafood, flake-style, or a mixture of both.

    Sprinkle pasta with light Parmesan cheese and serve with garden vegetables.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:326 cals
Kilojoules:1,362 kJ
Fat:7.4 g
Carbohydrates:40.4 g
Protein:23.3 g
Cholesterol:114.8 mg
Sodium:231 mg
Saturated Fat:1.2 g
Fiber:4.5 g
Calcium:72.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.8 g

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