kitchenclean
shop the Spring
Easter
shop the Easter
IMG5
shop the Spring Cleaning
follow along with our new
IMG5966 IMG0654
linens & throws Tall celebration candles
IMG9883
parchment sheets cupcake supplies
tour our
IndexPasta
New!  all recipe index

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp with Pesto Pasta

When you think of backyard entertaining, burgers or steaks are usually on the menu.  If the crowd is right I like to take a fresher approach and serve pasta with Homemade Pesto Sauce
and Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp.



I served this same shrimp as an appetizer last year at my Ladies Night Patio Party, and the year before as an entree with grilled corn on the cob and asparagus

You can use any pesto for the pasta that you like - it is so much easier to make than you'd think!  The basil in my garden is not quite ready to harvest, so I bought a huge bunch to use at Trader Joes for just a couple of dollars.  I like the put the hot pasta in a big bowl straight from the pasta water and toss it with the pesto - the heat takes a little bit of the edge off of the fresh basil and raw garlic.



Recipes :

Homemade Pesto Sauce

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp

Do you have any grilling favorites other than the standard steaks and burgers?  I'm needing inspiration... the new grill needs to be put to use!

2 comments:

  1. We toss veggies (usually squash, onion, zucchini, bell peppers) with olive oil (or Italian dressing) and grill those. We eat a lot of them! Thanks for these recipes, I am pinning now :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great blog you have here, hope you won’t mind if I retweet your blog posts to my twitter’s account.
    Web Tasarım Kursu

    ReplyDelete

spring145678
The Everyday Occasions Store:
m15adfad
m16
spring098437
Jenny2014headshot22
home entertaining and ifestyle expert
pinterest
twitter
instagram
my email newsletter
rss feed
facebook
GarageDoors2
m60
breakfast
m65
chocolate molten cakes in cupcake
m32
IMG5764
vanilla bean paste
IMG8
kitchenclean Easter IMG5 IndexPasta m36 m11 springbanner everyday GarageDoors2
Subscribe