Thai Pesto Shrimp Recipe

Thai Pesto Shrimp Recipe

Thai Pesto Shrimp

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds unpeeled, large raw shrimp (16/20 count)
  • coconut lime rice
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or 3/4 tsp. regular salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided

Procedure:

  1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Prepare Coconut-Lime Rice.
  2. Meanwhile, process cilantro, next 7 ingredients, and 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a food processor 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
  3.  Sauté shrimp in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in cilantro mixture. Serve over rice. *Note: Nutritional analysis includes rice.
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