After exercise, make this 20-Minute Pesto Shrimp Pasta and keep the recovery process moving! Dense carb meals that are also rich in protein and healthy fats are best consumed after exercise. They will go into your hungry muscles to replenish the glycogen that was burned during your workout.
And if you’re trying to cut down calories, don’t smother the pasta in a lot of pesto sauce. One tablespoon of creamy pesto is all you need to take this dish to the next level!
20-Minute Pesto Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Serves: 2
+ 8 ounces (225 g) medium peeled and deveined prawns or shrimps, from sustainable sources
+ 4 ounces (115 g) fresh or dried fettuccine (DIY fresh pasta recipe here)
+ 2 tbsp homemade pesto
+ 1 tbsp olive oil
+ 1/4 teaspoon paprika
+ sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
+ 1/2 cup baby tomatoes, cut in quarters
+ fresh basil leaves, to serve
+ 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
In a large pot, bring water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the fettuccine to the pot and stir. If the pasta is fresh, cook for 1 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, and if the pasta is dried, cook for 10 to 14 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Saute for a few minutes on each side until cooked through, for about 2-3 minutes.
Once cooked, drain the pasta and toss with pesto sauce. Divide the pesto pasta among 2 plates and add shrimp and tomatoes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and basil leaves. Enjoy!
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