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Shrimp Pesto Linguine

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
Fresh pesto sauce and shrimp are tossed with peas and linguine for a quick and flavorful pasta meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon pesto sauce (purchased or homemade)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound shrimp or crab-flavored surimi seafood, flake-style; or a mixture of both products
  • 8-10 ounces dried linguine, broken in half and cooked according to directions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the peas, pesto sauce, pepper and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add the shrimp or surimi seafood and cook until thoroughly heated.
  • Divide the linguine among 4 bowls or shallow plates. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss gently. Sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 449
  Calories from Fat 103 (23%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(58%)Cholesterol 173mg
(15%)Sodium 352mg
(14%)Potassium 473mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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