I want it to be spring. I love that in the spring there are bursts of brilliant green everywhere you look. But I live in MA, and I think that means spring doesn’t come until May. So Z and I decided to make our own brilliant burst of green with homemade pesto shrimp over provolone mash.
This dish is easy, it’s cheap and it’s delicious. Read on.
My mom had made her very own basil pesto (she’s amazing) and had brought it over when she came to help me with Z and house craziness. We had a little bit left. I also had a tiny mason jar filled with parsley pesto I had made last week. I combined them together, Added some shrimp (1 bag – I was serving 4 adults and 2 children).
Previously to the shrimp/pesto goodness, I had cut up 6 medium sized potatoes and added to boiling water until they were cooked through. I then dumped them in a bowl and let Z go crazy mashing them. While she mashed them I added 1/2 cup heavy bream, 1 tbsp of butter and 4 pieces of provolone cheese (it was what was in the fridge). When all potatoes were mashed and the mixture was smooth I added 1/8 tea salt and 1/4 tea pepper. Taste. Remember you’re adding pesto which already has some salt. Alter seasoning to your preferences.
To serve I simply scooped up some mash into a bowl, and topped with the pesto shrimp mixture. DELICIOUS.