Creamy Shrimp Pesto with Flax Pasta

Source: Emily Richards, Home Economist   |  Category: Entree, Ground Flaxseed


  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) basil or sundried tomato pesto
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 1 lb (454 g) large raw shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 1 batch Fresh Flax Pasta Noodles or Gluten-Free Flax Noodles 


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat, sauté onion, garlic, parsley and pepper flakes for 3 minutes or until softened. Pour in wine and bring to a simmer for 1 minute. Stir in cream and pesto to combine. Add shrimp and simmer for about 4 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water; cook pasta for 3 minutes or until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain well and add to skillet. Toss with sauce to coat and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings.  
Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL). Each serving contains 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories 370
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 135 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 16 g
Sodium 720 mg

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