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Double Pesto Tortellini with Shrimp

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Category: Fish, Main Dish, Salads, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------SAUCE-----------------------------------
  • 1 c Washed, trimmed spinach
  • -leaves, tightly packed
  • 1/3 c Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c Slivered or whole blanched
  • -almonds
  • 1 tb Dried basil
  • 1 Garlic clove; minced
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 c Olive oil


7 oz Pesto tortellini (1 box)
2 tb Olive oil
1/2 c Slivered or whole blanched
3/4 lb Shrimp; peeled and deveined
1 Garlic clove; minced
1 c Halved cherry tomatoes

Prepare pesto sauce by processing spinach, cheese, 1/4 c. almonds, basil,
garlic, salt, pepper and 1/3 c. olive oil in a blender or food processor
until smooth.

Cook tortellini in a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water, for about
25 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain.

In a medium frying pan over medium heat, saute almonds in 2 tb. oil until
golden. Remove with slotted spoon; drain. Add shrimp and garlic to pan;
saute until shrimp are cooked. Remove from pan. Add cherry tomatoes to pan.
Saute for 1 minute. Remove from pan. Add pesto sauce to pan; heat through.

Combine tortellini and all cooked ingredients with the pesto sauce in a
large bowl. Toss to blend; serve immediately.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

On back of 7 oz. box Amore brand cheese tortellini. From Liberty Richter,
Carlstadt, NJ 07072. Posted by Cathy Harned.

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