Filed Under: Dinner, Food, Less than 20 Minutes, Recipes, Seafood

Pesto Cream Shrimp

The key to this flavourful dish is high-quality, fresh pesto, which you can find in the fresh pasta section of your supermarket. Serve over pasta, polenta or rice.

September 25th, 2012

Recipe by LeeAnne Wright

Makes 6 servings
Prep Time
Prep to table time: 10 minutes
  • 2 cups 35% cream
  • 1 1/2 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring cream to a boil; boil until cream thickens to yogurt consistency, about 5 minutes. Reduce temperature to simmer and stir in shrimp; shrimp will quickly curl and turn pink. Stir in pesto. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.

Nutrients Per Serving

428 calories, 40 g fat, 225 mg calcium, 909 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 19 g protein. Excellent source of vitamins A and B12, phosphorus and selenium; good source of calcium; source of vitamin C.

Pesto Cream Shrimp
Photography by Donna Griffith