Shrimp Pesto Linguine

  • Yield: 4 servings


2tablespoons olive oil
1large onion, coarsely chopped
1package (10 ounce) frozen peas
1tablespoon pesto sauce (purchased or homemade)
1/4teaspoon pepper
1/8teaspoon salt
1pound shrimp or crab-flavored surimi seafood, flake-style; or a mixture of both products
8 to 10ounces dried linguine, broken in half and cooked according to directions
2tablespoons fresh parsley, minced


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the peas, pesto sauce, pepper and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add the shrimp or surimi seafood and cook until thoroughly heated. Divide the linguine among 4 bowls or shallow plates. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss gently. Sprinkle with parsley.