- 1/2 pound wild caught shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 2 tablespoons grass fed butter (or ghee for dairy free), divided
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream (use original flavor nutpods or coconut milk for dairy free)
- 9-ounce package hearts of palm pasta (code TASTESLOVELY for 15% off), drained
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- kosher salt + black pepper
- 2 tablespoons roasted pinenuts, for garnish
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan, for garnish (leave off if dairy free)
- Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the ghee, and lay the shrimp in an even layer. Cook until the first side turns pink, 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side 30-60 seconds. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate.
- To the same cast iron skillet, add the last 1 tablespoon ghee. Add the bell pepper and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
- Add the garlic, and cook for just 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add in the pesto and nutpods. Stir for 30 seconds to warm, then add in the hearts of palm pasta, cooked shrimp + spinach. Toss and cook for 1-2 minutes to warm through.
- Serve warm, topped with pinenuts and grated parmesan.
- Tips, FAQs and substitution info in the Recipe Notes below!
Pasta: My favorite keto friendly pasta swap out is this hearts of palm pasta (code TASTESLOVELY for 15% off). I specifically like this one because it doesn’t have citric acid, so no briney taste. You could also use zucchini noodles, but I find them to release too much water and get soggy for pasta. Hearts of palm pasta releases no water!
Nutrition Facts: The nutritional information is calculated based on the exact ingredients and quantities listed in the Ingredients above. It is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, especially if you make recipe substitutions. Always best to go off your own calculations based on the ingredients and measurements you use.