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Penne Pesto with Seared Shrimp and Scallops from LA Tech College

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Serves 6 people

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds penne pasta
1 pound scallops
1 pound 21/25 shrimp - peeled & deveined
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 Tbsp bechamel sauce
1 cup pesto
Olive oil
Sale & pepper to taste

PROCEDURE

  • Cook pasta until "al dente" and reserve in a warm place mixing with a touch of olive oil so that they will not stick.
  • In a saute pan cook shrimp and scallops over medium heat until they have a nice color and reserve in a warm place.
  • In a sauce pot, combine cream and pesto (recipe below) until simmering. Add the bechamel and stir until smooth.
  • Dump the pasta in the sauce and mix well. Serve in a large soupl bowl and top with the shrimp and scallops.

Pesto Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 quart of packed fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp pine nuts (pignoli)
3 clovers of garlic
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
1 oz grated Romano cheese

PROCEDURE

  • Wash the basil leaves and drain well.
  • Put basil, oil, nuts, gralic and salt in a food processor and blend to a paste. It sould have a nicely coarse texture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the cheese.
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