I am very picky about leftovers. I often think that meats get a little funky or if something sits there too long, I just don't want to touch it again. And even if they do taste good, who wants to eat the same meal for 3 days in a row? However, when something reheats well it is worth having on hand so you don't have to cook from scratch every night. With just a tiny adjustment, you have a completely different meal! This meal is an extra bonus because it combines the leftover Angel Hair Pasta with Spicy Shrimp from yesterday's post, and the pesto from the chicken pesto sandwiches posted on April 28th. So not only do you already have these ingredients, but you make a whole new meal in less than 5 minutes! The flavors go together perfectly.
Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp & Pesto
The amounts in this recipe will vary a little. Depending on how much pasta you have leftover, adjust pesto accordingly. If you don't have tons of pasta and shrimp leftover, use whatever you do have as a side to grilled chicken. My favorite pesto is found at Central Market in the prepared foods aisle. You really can't beat homemade pesto, but this is pretty close!
2 servings of Spicy Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp (half of the recipe)
3-4 tablespoons of pesto
Handful of parmesan cheese (optional)
1. Heat shrimp pasta in the microwave for about 1 minute or until heated through.
2. Stir in pesto one tablespoon at a time until covered with desired amount.
3. Heat an additional 30 seconds.
4. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese on top (optional).