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Pan-seared Shrimp with Penne Pasta Macadamia Nut Pesto


May 8, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |


  • Pan-seared Shrimp with Penne Pasta Macadamia Nut Pesto
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  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 3 cups cooked pasta of choice, pre-cooked
  • Shredded Parmesan to garnish
  • Roasted macadamia nuts, diced, to garnish
  • Roasted tomatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper and diced


  1. Blend pesto ingredients in food processor while adding oil slowly.
  2. Saute shrimp in olive oil about a minute on each side, then add pesto and tomato. Toss in hot pasta, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top with Parmesan cheese and chopped macadamia nuts.
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