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Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms

Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound shrimp , peeled, deveined
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When ready to serve, top the shrimp with chopped fresh basil.
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