Shrimp Pasta With Pesto Sauce
- 1/2 lb medium- large shrimp (12 shrimps)
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided (extra virgin)
- 1/2 box pasta
- 10-12 grape tomatoes (halved)
- 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 2-3 tbsp pesto sauce
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup pasta sauce
- 2tsp fresh parsley (garnish )
- 1/2-1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Fill a medium pot with water and cover on medium heat.
Deveined and clean shrimps, split the shrimp all the way to the tail but do not cut all the way through the tail leave about an inch from the tail. I learned that from Auntie Fee, Rip.
Rinse your shrimp well discarding the vein and let it sit in a strainer to drain off the excess water. In the meantime chop your garlic and parsley and set aside in a separate bowl.
Salt your pasta to the boiling water after about 3 minutes using a 10-inch pan add the oil to the pan, I used a black cast iron pan, then add the garlic and cook it for about 2 minutes add the shrimps and cook for about 2 minutes on each side (total pasta cook time is 7 minutes), the pasta should cook al dente’, be sure to reserve a cup of pasta water and set aside. Transfer the pasta using a tong to the shrimps add the tomatoes, the shrimps will finish cooking add the pesto sauce, half of the pasta water and bring it all together using the tong gently.
Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve immediately.
*you can add freshly grated parmesan cheese to the finished dish.
I am seriously on a new journey still, is it possible to constantly be on a new journey? I often ask myself. “Mmmm” oh well I guess it is I seem to always be trying to find that niche in life that I am good at. Have you gone through a period in your life that you are still searching, seeking and wondering what it is that you love and are passionate about? I have tried before I retired and after I retired. I remember I wanted to become a court reporter I enrolled in college online started the course I basically self-taught myself. It was great then my wrist started hurting I was developing carpal tunnel syndrome but at the beginning stage. Oh well gave that up money down the drain but I still have that machine to sell I need to post it on Facebook or eBay.
I started my cleaning service, that was some hard ass work. I believe that was how I developed rotating cuff tear in my right shoulder but to tell you the truth I believe I got it from always cleaning my home three levels, of sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting and so much more that did not last long either oh boy…
Then I decided to try my hand at opening up a private home Daycare service right in my home that meant closing down my dining room and turning it to a home daycare center that did not last long either. So as you see I am still trying to figure out what it is I want to do that I am passionate about.
My point is no matter how old you are don’t give up on your dream or something you are passionate about, we are all on a journey or we will all be on a journey at some point and time in our lives. Find your passion whatever you truly really love to do whether it may be acting, cooking, blogging, or something else make sure you love it…
*Photo by Lisa Miller