The name "Caprese" comes from the Italian island of Capri. Because it was made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag, it is now one of the country's national dishes.
1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
(thawed and patted dry if frozen)
1 tbsp. olive oil
Garlic salt, oregano, paprika and pepper, to taste
20 oz. Louisa cheese tortellini
7 oz. package refrigerated basil pesto
2 cups quartered grape tomatoes
In a medium bowl, toss together the shrimp, basil pesto, olive oil, garlic salt, oregano, paprika and pepper; to coat shrimp evenly. Marinate for a minimum of 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to directions. Once tortellini is done, transfer to serving bowl along with shrimp, pesto, and tomatoes. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Chill and serve.
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