Shrimp and Red Peppers in Basil Pesto
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Serving Size: 2
2 tbsp Isola My Brother's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves of garlic; halved
1.5 oz thinly sliced bell peppers
8 Shrimp or Prawns large peeled and de-veined
1/3 cup Chardonnay Wine
salt and pepper to taste
6oz Isola Basil Pesto
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- Heat olive oil in a saute' pan add one garlic clove and the Red Bell Peppers. Cook for a few minutes and set them aside.
- In the same pan add more olive oil and bring to temperature. Add the second clove of garlic and Scampi. Cook till opaque season with salt and pepper.
- Deglaze the pan with wine and when the alcohol has evaporated add the Red Bell Peppers. Cook one more minute, and allow the flavors to blend.
- Remove from the heat and stir the Basil Pesto with the Scampi.
- Serve immediately.
This dish is the inspiration of a trip to Cinque Terre. Locals love basil pesto which is paired with almost anything. Here it is simply paired with Scampi and Red Bell Peppers.