This week Michelle at Greedy Gourmet is hosting Ruth's Presto Pasta Nights (#75! - that's a lot of pasta!). I'm excited to participate in this weekly blogging event. My contribution is linguini with pea and basil pesto and shrimp.
Sometimes a quick pasta dish is the perfect supper. I love whole wheat pasta. I guess some people don't like it and I admit that the stuff that tastes like it's whole wheat might take some getting used to but Whole Foods brand wheat pasta tastes like regular pasta. Ron groaned when I picked up the whole wheat linguini at Whole Foods - but he ended up really liking it.
This dish is super simple and was inspired by Barefoot Contessa's Pasta, Pesto and Peas that I make all of the time! For the sauce I pureed some defrosted frozen peas with basil, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. I cooked the pasta according to the package directions and sauteed some shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper in a little bit of olive oil.
Toss it all together with some whole peas and halved cherry tomatoes. So good - can you tell I like simple pasta with seafood? Ron made this one a little while ago - it was just as simple and just as delicious.