Zesty Artichoke Pesto with Shrimp

Zesty Artichoke Pesto with Shrimp

Want it fast and a little fancy? Fragrant garlic, fresh lemon, peppery arugula and artichoke hearts form a medley of flavors in this easy-to-prep pesto.

Zesty Artichoke Pesto with Shrimp

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 cup

Zesty Artichoke Pesto with Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 lb./455 g fettuccini
  • 1 lb./455 g medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
    Pesto (makes 2½ cups)
  • 4 cups arugula, packed
  • ½ cup basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 14.5-oz./425 g can artichoke hearts, drained with liquid reserved
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced using Zest ’N Press® Gadget
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Herb Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place pasta in Microwave Pasta Maker and fill with water to maximum fill line.
  2. Microwave on high power 16 minutes or until al dente.
  3. When pasta has finished cooking, remove from microwave and add shrimp, pushing down to submerge in pasta water. Cover and allow to rest 5–6 minutes.
    Pesto
  1. Place arugula, basil, garlic and pecans into base of Power Chef® System fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord several times to finely chop.
  2. Add remaining pesto ingredients to Power Chef® System, replace cover and pull cord to process until all ingredients are finely chopped and thoroughly combined. If pesto is too thick, add reserved artichoke liquid 1 tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Drain pasta and shrimp, reserving pasta water, and place in large bowl. Add 1½ cups pesto to pasta and toss to combine, adding a little reserved pasta water to create a saucy consistency.

Notes

Here you’re preparing 2½ cups of pesto, leaving 1 cup for other uses.

Italian Herb Seasoning

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1 lb./455 g fettuccini
1 lb./455 g medium uncooked shrimp,
peeled and deveined
Pesto (makes 2½ cups)
4 cups arugula, packed
½ cup basil leaves, loosely packed
3 garlic cloves, peeled
½ cup pecans
14.5-oz./425 g can artichoke hearts,
drained with liquid reserved
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, zested and juiced using
Zest ’N Press™ Gadget
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence Italian Herb
Seasoning Blend
½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
Place pasta in Microwave Pasta Maker and fill with water to maximum fill line. Microwave on high power 16 minutes or until al dente. When pasta has finished cooking, remove from microwave and add shrimp, pushing down to submerge in pasta water. Cover and allow to rest 5–6 minutes
To prepare pesto, place arugula, basil, garlic and pecans into base of Power Chef™ System fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord several times to finely chop. Add remaining pesto ingredients to Power Chef™ System, replace cover and pull cord to process until all ingredients are finely chopped and thoroughly combined. If pesto is too thick, add reserved artichoke liquid 1 tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
Drain pasta and shrimp, reserving pasta water, and place in large bowl. Add 1½ cups pesto to pasta and toss to combine, adding a little reserved pasta water to create a saucy consistency.