Umami Recipes
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Cajun Garlic Butter Shrimp with Creamy Pesto Pasta

6 servings

servings

35 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups fresh basil

1 cup baby arugula

1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup toasted nuts

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, or nutritional yeast

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 pound pasta

1 tablespoon salted butter

1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon cajun seasoning

juice from 1 lemon

1/4-1/3 cup canned full fat coconut milk ((or milk of choice))

Directions

1. To make the pesto. In a food processor, combine the basil, arugula, jalapeño, 1 clove of garlic, the nuts, parmesan, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Season with salt. Pulse until a sauce forms, adding 1-2 tablespoons water if needed to thin.2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente. Just before draining, remove 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain and add the pasta right back into the hot pot.3. Add the pesto and coconut milk, tossing to combine. Thin the pasta as desired with the reserved pasta cooking water. 4. Meanwhile, make the shrimp. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, shrimp, cajun seasonings, and a big pinch of pepper. Cook on both sides until seared, about 2-3 minutes per side. Stir in the garlic, cook until fragrant. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice. 5. Toss the shrimp with the pasta. Grab a fork and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving Size

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Calories

399 kcal

Total Fat

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Saturated Fat

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Unsaturated Fat

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Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

-

Total Carbohydrate

-

Dietary Fiber

-

Total Sugars

-

Protein

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6 servings

servings

35 minutes

total time
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