Shrimp-tortellini pesto

  • Time cooking time: 10-15 minutes total
  • Yield serves 6

Ingredients

    For the pesto:
    1 cup stemmed basil
    1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
    1/4 cup pine nuts
    2 teaspoons fresh parsley
    3 teaspoons olive oil

    1 clove minced garlic
    2 teaspoons melted butter
    1 pound cleaned shrimp
    1 clove minced garlic
    1 large tomato, diced
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 pound tortellini

Preparation

    Pesto:
    Combine first six ingredients. Puree in a blender. Transfer to a bowl.

    In a 12 inch sauté pan, over high heat, quickly sauté shrimp with butter, garlic and tomato. Season with salt and pepper. Toss and stir constantly.
    Cook tortellini in salted boiling water. Drain, and add immediately to pesto mixture.
    Toss thoroughly. Spoon on plates, and top with shrimp and tomato. Serve hot.
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