For a quick meal that's elegant enough to serve to company, you can't beat the combination of shrimp, pesto, and pasta. Using garlic scapes instead of basil and garlic gives this dish a lighter note.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
36 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place garlic scapes, Romano cheese, parsley, and walnuts in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Scrape down sides. Turn on food processor; pour in olive oil and lemon juice while processing pesto until smooth.

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in pasta, bring back to a boil, and cook over medium heat until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Stir pesto and shrimp into the pasta. Season with salt and black pepper. Squeeze a lemon wedge over pasta and serve remaining wedges alongside.

Cook's Note:

Parmesan cheese may be substituted for the Romano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

673 calories; protein 38.3g 77% DV; carbohydrates 80.9g 26% DV; fat 23.7g 36% DV; cholesterol 168.2mg 56% DV; sodium 454.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
I didn't have garlic scapes so I just used minced garlic. Probably had a little more garlic flavor but it was amazing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2017
Great dish just wished that they's stop telling how long the pasta should cook! Each brand and type of pasta has their time set for cooking not all pasta cooks in 11 minutes!!! For example it is quite strange that a spaghetti takes 11' it's usually the time rigatoni o fusilli take to cook. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
I didn't have garlic scapes so I just used minced garlic. Probably had a little more garlic flavor but it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2016
A lovely delicate pesto. I used gf spaghetti. Thank you BigShotsMom. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2017
Great dish just wished that they's stop telling how long the pasta should cook! Each brand and type of pasta has their time set for cooking not all pasta cooks in 11 minutes!!! For example it is quite strange that a spaghetti takes 11' it's usually the time rigatoni o fusilli take to cook. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2018
It was pretty good. I d probably make it again. Read More