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Creamy Penne Pasta with Basil Pesto & Garlic Gulf Shrimp

posted Nov 22, 2010, 5:22 PM by AAH Pesto Admin   [ updated Jul 10, 2011, 8:05 AM by Heather Champagne ]

This beautiful yet unbelievably tasty meal was only about 15 minutes to put together.  We have the aah Pesto Sun Dried Tomato / Basil Pesto jar in the picture but we were only using the aah Pesto Basil Pesto for this meal. It was there for effect. :)  This was a last minute setup and we think it turned out semi pro.

 Qty    Measure    Description
4
  oz
  aah Pesto! Basil Pesto
1
  pint
  Heavy Whipping cream
2
  pound
  Medium sized Gulf Shrimp
3
  tbls
  Butter (salted)
12
  oz
  Penne Pasta
        Salt & Pepper to taste
5
 Cloves
 Garlic (minced)

Start off by cooking the Penne pasta to your desired texture. 

While the pasta is cooking you can start on the Gulf shrimp and the aah Pesto Basil Pesto cream sauce.
  1. Take a medium saute pan and add butter, salt & pepper, & garlic.  
  2. Heat up to a sizzle, then add shrimp.
  3. Remove from heat just before the shrimp are cooked all the way through
  4. In another medium sauce pot add cream and get it hot enough you can see steam rise
  5. Add aah Pesto Basil Pesto to the cream and stir until it boils
  6. Add shrimp & Pasta and simmer for 1 minute
  7. Serve with your garnish and topping.  Here we topped with a teaspoon of aah Pesto Basil Pesto, some Sun Dried Tomatoes and a light drizzle of Parmesan cheese
Serves 4