Bow Thai Pasta With Shrimp
Shrimp and pasta is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner for two. In this recipe, posted on our forum, bowtie pasta is mixed with a flavorful sauce and quickly tossed with cooked shrimp.
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup peanut oil
8 ounces bow tie pasta
12 ounces cooked peeled deveined medium shrimp
4 green onions, chopped (including green tops)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
With processor or blender running, drop garlic and ginger through feed tube.
Add cilantro, peanuts and red pepper. With machine running, gradually add oil.
Season to taste with salt. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead of time). Cover and refrigerate.
Bring pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until just tender.
Place shrimp in colander. Pour pasta into colander. Drain. Return shrimp and pasta to pot. Add pesto sauce (the cilantro and oil mixture), onions, and lime juice. Toss to coat. Divide between plates and serve.
Yield: 2 Servings