Green Chile Pesto Prawns

Green Chile Pesto Prawns

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  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup roasted green chiles, peeled and seeded or 2 (4-ounce) cans mild green chiles
  • 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds shrimp (26 to 30 count), shelled and deveined


Combine cheese and garlic in a food processor and process until blended. Add chiles, almonds, parsley, cilantro, salt, pepper and oil. Process until smooth.

In a bowl, toss shrimp with pesto. Chill, covered, for 1 hour or more.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature.