Fettuccine with Pesto Shrimp
This dish is delicious and easy to make for a quick weeknight meal. You'll be surprised at the deep flavors developed from the pesto and fresh fettuccine pasta.
½ lb. Fresh Spinach Fettuccine Pasta
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
½ Cup Zucchini, Chopped
½ lb. Large, Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
Salt & Pepper to Taste
½ Cup Pesto Sauce (See recipe or purchase premade)
Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the zucchini and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until the shrimp are cooked through, approx. 4 minutes. Meanwhile, add the fresh fettuccine pasta to the boiling water, and cook for approx. 3 minutes. Before draining, remove ¼ cup of pasta water. Add the pasta water and the cooked fettuccine to the zucchini mixture and sauté for approx. 1 minute. Add the pesto sauce and sauté to combine flavors. Serve with parmesan cheese if desired.