• Kaylan

He Spoils Me

Came home yesterday with a pound of shrimp, a lemon, and some Parmesan cheese. He had picked a bunch of basil off of the plants in the back and made a pesto with walnuts that we had. I didn't think it would turn out, but I was quite surprised and actually liked it better than pesto with pine nuts. The flavor isn't as potent and it didn't take away from anything else in the dish. You could taste all the individual flavors - shrimp, basil, lemon, and garlic. The thing that took the longest was boiling the noodles.

After having pesto made with walnuts, I don't think I can go back.

Here's the recipe:


1 1/2 cup fresh basil

1/4 cup toasted walnuts

2 cloves garlic

squeeze of lemon juice

3 oz. Parmesan

Olive oil

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Crushed red pepper to taste

pulse basil and walnuts together first

add Parmesan, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil

pulse a few more times, determine consistency

add more olive oil as necessary

1 lb. shrimp (cooked)

Your choice/portion size of noodle

mix together

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