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Pan Seared Shrimp w/Macadamia Pesto

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This delicious recipe was provided compliments of world famous Chef Chai of Chai’s Island Bistro.


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Pan Seared Shrimp w/Macadamia Pesto

This delicious recipe was provided compliments of world famous Chef Chai of Chai's Island Bistro.
Posted By: Chef Chai – Chai’s Island Bistro
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Hawaiian, Seafood



  • 1 Cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 jumbo shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 3 cups cooked pasta of choice
  • Shredded parmesan to garnish
  • Roasted diced macadamia nuts to garnish
  • Roasted diced tomatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper


  • Blend first 5 ingredients in food processor adding oil slowly while blending.
  • Sauté shrimp in olive oil, add pesto, toss in hot pasta, season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with tomatoes, cheese, and nuts. 
Keyword pan,seared,shrimp,macadamia,pesto
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