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Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms

This easy, spicy pesto shrimp recipe has lots of flavor thanks to the ingredient list: pesto, garlic, red pepper flakes, fresh basil. It's gluten free and low carb.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 313 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms , sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil , chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat large skillet on medium-high heat until hot. Add olive oil - it should run without sizzling. Add shrimp, season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, cook for about 3 minutes, turning once midway, until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Remove shrimp from the skillet.
  2. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the same, now empty, skillet. Add sliced mushrooms.  Add minced garlic.  Season mushrooms with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms release liquid and reduce in volume and get soft, for about a minute or two. Add back the cooked shrimp. Add 1/2 cup basil pesto and 1/2 cup chicken broth. On medium heat, mix everything to combine. Remove from heat.

  3. When ready to serve, top the shrimp with chopped fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 288mg96%
Sodium 1574mg68%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.