Recipes

Pesto Shrimp - Simple and Delicious!

What a great day to make some Pesto Shrimp, easy delicious and beautiful! It is wonderful to see fresh basil everywhere from supermarkets to the farmer's markets. Basil is such a fragrant and perhaps one of the ancient herbs used in cooking. Results are always delightful when you add some fresh basil to any dish.

Pesto Shrimp:

1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 cup green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 teaspoon White Jasmine Sajji Masala
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound frozen shrimp, de-veined and de-tailed
1 cup fresh basil

In a saucepan warm up the olive oil on medium heat. Add green onions and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the shrimp, pesto, Sajji Masala and salt. Saute everything for 5-7 minutes. Lower the heat and let the shrimp cook for another 5 minutes or so. Remove from the heat, sprinkle fresh basil and serve warm on pasta or on Basmati rice.

Hope you enjoy the simple recipe, as always there is nothing bland about it!


Sajji Shrimp

I consistently hear from our customers that "I want to cook but don't have time". So today I want to share one of my favorite shrimp recipes. It completely embodies White Jasmine philosophy; it is easy, delicious, beautiful and healthy. Happy Cooking!



Sajji Shrimp

2 pounds frozen cooked shrimp (deveined/detailed)
2 teaspoons White Jasmine Sajji Masala
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups green onions, chopped
1 cup cilantro, chopped

In a bowl add the frozen shrimp, Sajji Masala, salt, garlic and olive oil. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add green onions. Saute the onions for a couple of minutes. Add shrimp with all the ingredients. Saute everything until the shrimp is cooked, perhaps no more than 10 minutes. Sprinkle the fresh cilantro and serve on pasta or basmati rice. 

PS: I like to use the frozen shrimp because it creates a nice sauce as it thaws while cooking.