Hi everyone, just want you to know book sales are soaring. Thanks to everyone who is buying or has bought one already. I am easing into writing a daily recipe. Here is one I have just developed and I hope you will try it soon. It got raves at my house.
2 lbs of raw cleaned shrimp
1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
Olive oil (about 2 to three tablespoons)
FOR THE SAUCE:
3 tabls olive oil
2 to 2 1/2 cups fresh basil (packed)
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup walnuts (or pine nuts)
3/4 cup heavy cream
Pinch of salt (the cheese is salty) pepper to taste
1 lb of penne pasta Cook until al dente ( salt the water)
Make your pesto, put 3 tablespoons olive oil into a blender, add the basil, blend, add the grated cheese and the garlic. Pulse until well blended. Add the walnuts and blend. Slowly add the cream until it makes a nice sauce. Should be like pancake batter, not too thin.
Cook the pasta just until al dente.
Put the olive oil into a skillet and let it get hot, lower heat a little and add the shrimp and cook just until done. Don't overcook. Add the sun dried tomatoes and stir for about a minute. Remove from heat.
Drain the pasta and pour into a large serving bowl. Add the shrimp and the sun dried tomatoes. Toss gently. Add the creamy pesto, toss and serve hot.
I don't think I need to add: a glass of white wine is wonderful with this dish, also some grilled ciabatta!
Thanks for stopping in today