Pasta with Shrimp and Cilantro Lime Pesto

Pasta with Shrimp and Cilantro Lime Pesto

Over Christmas break, I discovered a stack of recipes that I had torn out of magazines.  I used to keep all of my old Food & Wine, Cooking Light, and Bon Appetite magazines, but the I started just tearing out or cutting out only the recipes that I wanted to try.  I have organized the recipes by category, placed them in sheet protectors and put them in three ring notebooks.  This is almost like having nothing but cookbooks filled with only the recipes you want to try.  I have one for chicken, one for pork…and so on.  This recipe came from my fish/seafood notebook. 

I tore this out of a 2010 Bon Appetite issue.  It had all of the requirements that I want out of recipe:  quick, easy, and flavorful.  Cilantro pesto is such a great idea, especially when basil is not in season and growing rampantly in your garden.  Unless you are one of those poor, poor individuals who think cilantro tastes like soap, in which case, I say, “fine, I’ll just have your portion.”

But if like me, you love the taste of cilantro, then you will love this.  It’s fresh, a little tangy from the lime juice, a tiny bit of heat from the jalapeño.  Best of all, if you didn’t tear it out of your magazine, you can find it online:  Pasta with Shrimp and Cilantro Lime Pesto.



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  1. says

    I’ve started doing that with my food mags also, but by month rather than by type of food. This way each month I pick up a new binder and know I”m eating in season!

  2. says

    So, you’ve been talking to my boy, Ryan, and learned the value of letting others hate the good food? Because “Fine, I’ll just have your portion!” sounds exactly like something Ryan would say. Looks like good, easy fare.

  3. says

    i’ve always been a fan of pesto. i first tried the traditional and liked it, then i had cilantro pesto and liked it even more. cilantro lime sounds like my new favorite. :)