Rating: 4 stars
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This is "preppy" because it's pink and green. It's a summer recipe because home gardeners end up with too much basil and too many zucchini in July and August. I like to serve the pesto on the side because it is very potent and this way each person can control the potency.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Add basil leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper to a blender. Pulse and stir down. Drizzle in tiny amounts of water and continue to pulse and stir down, then blend to desired consistency.

  • Melt butter in the empty pasta pot. Saute shrimp over medium heat until bright pink and opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Set aside.

  • Add white and light green parts of scallions to the pot and saute over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add garlic; saute for 1 minute more. Add sliced zucchini and saute over medium-high heat, stirring and turning occasionally, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Adjust the heat so zucchini starts to caramelize, but don't cook to mush.

  • Quickly stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Cook for 30 seconds to reduce the liquid, then remove from heat. Stir in shrimp.

  • Spoon shrimp and zucchini over the pasta. Garnish with green onion tops. Serve with pesto on the side.

Cook's Note:

Use extra-large or jumbo shrimp if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 26.6g; carbohydrates 37.2g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 192.6mg; sodium 574mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2020
This turned out good and was easy to make. I ended up adding parm to the pesto and I still thought it could use something else so I might add crushed chili flakes next time. Overall good recipe and one worth making. Read More