Jumbo Shrimp with Basil and Mint Pesto

Jumbo Shrimp With Basil And Mint Pesto Recipe

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Jamallah Bergman


For all those Shrimp lovers out there, here's another recipe for ya!


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
5 Min


  • 3/4 c
    lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 c
    lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts,toasted
  • 1 clove
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly grated parmesan
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2 lb
    uncooked jumbo shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Jumbo Shrimp with Basil and Mint Pesto


  1. Blend the mint,basil,pine nuts and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. With the machine running,gradually add 1/4 cup of olive oil,processing until well blended. Transfer pesto to a medium bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss the shrimp with the extra virgin olive oil in a large bowl to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss again.
  3. Heat a heavy large skillet over high heat. Working in 2 batches, add the shrimp and saute until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Toss the shrimp with enough pesto to coat.
  4. Transfer the shrimp to a platter and serve.

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