Shrimp with Basil-Peanut Pesto

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Changing one or two ingredients in a classic dish can be enough to catapult it into another continent’s flavor boundary. I am talking about Italy’s basil pesto, which includes sweet basil, pine nuts, and olive oil. Switch the pine nuts to peanuts (India’s favorite nut from its northwestern region), incorporate chiles into the puree, and you have a chutney-like sauce. It not only makes succulent shrimp a joy to eat but also offers a beautiful light green backdrop. Serve this with either stor