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    Cilantro-Pumpkin Seed Shrimp

  • Sauce:
  • 1 bunch cilantro (trim large stems)
  • 1/4 c. raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds, shelled)
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan or queso cojita
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • Shrimp:
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on
  • 1/4 c. white wine
  • 1 c. cream
  • salt and pepper
  • Sauce:
    Puree everything to a pesto consistency.

    Shrimp:
    Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the shrimp and saute until opaque. Remove and keep warm. Deglaze the pan with wine and reduce for 1 minute.. Add the cream and reduce to a sauce-like consistency. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of the pumpkin seed paste. Season with salt and pepper. Serve drizzled over the shrimp.

    From:   Texas Monthly
    Posted By:  "David Cook", zeb@austin.rr.com
    Post Date:   Mon, 1 Nov 1999

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