Thai Basil Pesto Pasta with Spicy Shrimp

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  • 300 g pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600 g shrimp (peeled and deveined)))
  • 1 pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 150 ml Cream
  • 150 g toasted walnuts
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 200 g basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 125 g olive oil
  • 150 g parmesan cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil

  2. Add the pasta, and cook for 1 minute less than the time recommended on the box

  3. Drain

  4. Meanwhile make the pesto

  5. In a food processor, add the walnuts and garlic and puree

  6. Add the basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and run the food processor, gradually streaming in the olive oil until the pesto is thoroughly pureed

  7. Add the Parmesan and puree for another 30 seconds

  8. Set aside

  9. In a separate skillet heated over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  10. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and chili powder

  11. Sear the shrimp until golden and just cooked through

  12. Do not overcook your shrimp! Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside

  13. To the pan, add the cream, pesto and salt and pepper to taste

  14. Cook for about 1 minute, until thickened slightly

  15. Stir in the pasta and continue cooking for another minute

  16. Serve, with the shrimp on top

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