Pistachio Shrimp with Pesto Dipping Sauce

Nut-crusted shrimp and a coconut dipping sauce make up this unique appetizer.



by 1  person


add your rating
add a comment
Servings: 20 to 24
Recent Activity:
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   cups 
    whole shelled pistachios
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1 1/2  pounds 
    raw shrimp (20 to 24 count), peeled and deveined
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   
    egg whites
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    ice water
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   clove 
    garlic, peeled
  • see savings
    On Sale
    3   
    green onions, chopped
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  cup 
    lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  cup 
    lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  cup 
    shelled pistachios
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  cup 
    unsweetened coconut milk
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/3  cup 
    lime juice
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  teaspoon 
    red chili paste

Directions
1.
Process the 2 cups pistachios in a food processor bowl until finely chopped but not a paste. Butterfly shrimp just enough so they sit upright.
2.
Beat egg whites with ice water. Coat each shrimp with egg white mixture, then dip into ground pistachios. Place coated shrimp upright on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
3.
Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, place garlic, green onion, cilantro, mint, and the 1/2 cup pistachios in a food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade; cover and process until a paste forms. Add coconut milk, lime juice, and chili paste; process until nuts are very finely chopped and mixture is well combined.
4.
Serve the shrimp warm with room-temperature dipping sauce. Makes 20 to 24 servings.
Add Your Review
 Articles
Perfect Pesto from Chef Joanne Weir
... and shares her secrets for making a bright summery salad with pesto that will keep you cool when temperatures... rise. Recipe.com: Tuscan Farro, Pesto, and Cherry Tomato Salad sounds like a good choice for a picnic... pesto. R.com: What is farro? JW: Farro, pronounced FAHR-RO, is an ancient grain that comes from Italy... read more...
Grilled Pesto Pizza: A Perfect Use for Bountiful Basil Plants
... and pesto sauce, but I'm too far into my 40 Before 40 project to take shortcuts (plus, making my own turns... looking for ways to use the harvest. That's why I decided to make this Grilled Pesto Pizza...--the recipe included basil in both the sauce and as a topping. Plus, cooking pizza al fresco seemed like a fun change... read more...
Dinner Tonight: 10 Perfect Pestos that Go Beyond Just Basil
... this a perfect fall pesto dip--but we're happy to scarf it down any time with crackers, baguette slices...! Buttermilk Pesto Dressing Try this creamy blend on a green salad with chicken or shrimp or use it in a pasta...If you're new to pesto--and even if you're not--get ready to meet your most versatile summertime... read more...
how tos

shop our favorite products