Main Dish

Chili Spiked Shrimp with Pesto Marinated Potatoes

  • Ready Time: 35min
    No Reviews
  • Prep Time: 10min
    Cook Time: 25min
  • Potato Type: Yellow
    Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 4
    Prep Method: Boiled
Share on Print


Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Plump and tender shrimp, sauteed in chili flakes and garlic served with creamy yellow potatoes that have been tossed in basil pesto.


Pesto Potatoes

  • 1.5 lbs. (680g) Yellow Potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 6 cups (1440ml) Cold Water
  • 2 teaspoons (4g) Sea Salt
  • 5 each (25g) Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • ½ each Lemon
  • 6 ounces (170g) Prepared Basil Pesto


  • 1 lbs. (453g) 21/25 Jumbo Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon (1g) Crushed Red Chili Flakes
  • 3 each (15g) Garlic Cloves, peeled and sliced thin


  • ¼ cup (8g) Fresh Basil Leaves, picked
  • ¼ cup (4g) Parmesan Cheese, grated

Prep Time: 10min | Cook Time: 25min

  1. To prepare the potatoes, place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.  To the water add the salt, garlic cloves, and lemon.  Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes for 20-25 minutes or until they are fork-tender.  Drain the potatoes, discard the lemon and garlic.  Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and toss together with the pesto.  Keep the potatoes warm until ready to serve.
  2. To prepare the shrimp, clean the shrimp if it has not already been done. In a large nonstick pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the chilies and garlic. Allow the aromatics to cook for about a minute before adding the shrimp. Once cooked the shrimp will become opaque, this will take about 3-5 minutes.
  3. To plate arrange the potatoes in the center of a serving platter. Place the shrimp around the perimeter of the potatoes and serve right away. Enjoy!


Vitamin C13mg


Be the first to review this recipe by clicking the button below

Review This Recipe

Enter your name. This will be displayed when your review is posted.

Enter your email. This will not be displayed when your review is posted.

Rate this recipe on a scale of 1 to 5.

If you have actually cooked this recipe please check the box.

Potatoes USA Disclaimer

Please Note: You have clicked on a link to a website maintained by a third party and are about to leave the Potatoes USA website. The external link should not be considered an endorsement by Potatoes USA of the third party website or the company or organization that owns it, and Potatoes USA is not responsible for the accuracy or nature of the content of the linked website.

Click ‘OK’ to continue, or ‘Cancel’ to return to

OK Cancel