Pasta with Shrimp and Basal Vinaigrette

Pasta with Shrimp and Basal Vinaigrette Categories: Pasta|Italian|Viviano Family Recipes|Import
Nb persons: 4
Preparation time:
Total time:
Source: Pauline Viviano

    5 tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons  Dijon mustard*
    1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons  olive oil
    1 ounce (about cup)  fresh basil leaves, chopped
    1 pounds  uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1 pound  gnocchi pasta or orecchiette pasta
    4  zucchini, halved lengthwise
      olive oil
      Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, (optional)

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler.

Basil vinaigrette: Combine 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and Dijon mustard in small bowl. Gradually mix in _ cup olive oil. Mix in fresh basil. Place shrimp in medium bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, brush zucchini on both sides with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill (or broil) until charred, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Add shrimp to grill and cook until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to large bowl. Cut zucchini crosswise into 1-inch pieces and add to shrimp.

Drain pasta well. Add to bowl with shrimp and zucchini. Add basil vinaigrette and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared up to 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Serve pasta warm or at room temperature, passing grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

4 servings

*[The mustard is a bit strong in this dish. Add less than the recipe calls for and adjust if necessary (unless of course you really like mustard, then add as much as you want).]

From Pauline Viviano who got it from Bon Appetit.

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