Shrimp in Dill Pesto

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By Merry White

Published 1974

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Pesto is that green spaghetti sauce that gets its flavor and color from fresh basil. This fresh dill version is delicious on shrimp. Served cold on a lettuce “boat,” this is an excellent first course.

A mixture of fresh dill and parsley may be used.


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Combine the wine, water, peppercorns, bay leaves, thyme, onions, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer only until the shrimp curl and turn pink, about 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan, then turn up the heat and reduce the liquid by half.

Make the pesto in batches by pouring the olive oil about