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Roasted Shrimp with Pepito Pesto


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  • 1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (roasted hulled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Heat oven to 400* F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the shrimp with the cayenne, 1 tbsp of the oil, and 1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper. Roast until opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the pepitas, parsley, cilantro, the remaining 1/3 cup of oil, and 1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper and process until smooth. Serve with the shrimp for dipping.

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