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Shrimp and Chicken Pesto Pasta

I was inspired by Gertrude to make my own Pesto Paste.You can find her recipe at my kitchen snippets blog.Well,I have to alternate the ingredients accordingly to what I have in my pantry and fridge.Of course I don't have fresh basil at home.I quickly go to farm market to get a bunch of fresh basil at $1.99...there you go.....Ingredients for fresh Pesto Paste

5 cloves garlic(peeled)

I bundle fresh basil leaves(washed)

1/2 cup walnut

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp pepper to taste

*Blend above ingredients until fine*Ingredients for the Pasta

1/2 box of pasta (any kind)

5-6 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 piece of chicken breast (slice thinly)

10 shrimp (clean and deviened)

1 large onion(sliced)

1 large green pepper(sliced)

1/4 cup of whole milk

1/2 cup of pesto

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to the box instruction until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add in garlic,shrimp and chicken meat.Stir fry until lightly brown. Add in onion and green pepper for a minute.

3. Add in half and half, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Bring to boil

4. Lastly toss in the pasta and stir until well combined and sauce thicken. Serve warm .Actually I make this Shrimp and Chicken Presto Pasta for Elliot but he prefer red sauce rather than creamy white sauce.Anyway,I still left plenty Presto paste ,so I freeze it in the freezer.Surprisingly I like the creamy cheesy taste and flavor of this presto pasta.That right ,it's really easy to make.Enjoy it!



Anonymous said...
July 27, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Yum, looks delicious and I love pesto!

Anonymous said...
July 28, 2008 at 9:05 AM

I enjoy making pesto, playing with nuts and herbs :)

Anonymous said...
July 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM

i adore pesto, so anything that has pesto automatically becomes my fav. !!! The shrimp salad looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...
July 28, 2008 at 11:16 AM

i love love love pesto! This pasta salad looks good and full of delicious ingredients!

Anonymous said...
July 28, 2008 at 12:07 PM

ooohhh....I love love pesto sauce.

Anonymous said...
August 25, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Looks good! I should try too, of course la, with my whole wheat pasta.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.