Italian Olive Garden Shrimp Cristoforo

Course : Shrimp
Serves: 4
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2 ounces fresh basil leaves -- (about
1/4 teaspoon salt -- 2 bunches
10 ounces butter -- softened
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese plus -- (2-1/2 cubes)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon grated romano cheese
1 pound fresh linguine or angel
1 pound medium shrimp -- shelled
1 package hair pasta

Preparation / Directions:

Remove any large stems from basil and wash leaves. Shake off excess water and dry with paper towel. Place in food processor; ith blade attachment process until finely chopped. Process in two batches if necessary to get a uniformly chopped basil. Remove from processor and reserve. Place butter in small mixer bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip butter until pliable. Add garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan and romano cheeses, and basil; mix unitol well incorporated. Basil butter can be used immediately or stored covered in refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Cook pasta according to directions, drain well and keep warm. Melt basil butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and saute' just until done, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta. Pass freshly grated parmesan cheese. Makes 4 to 6 serving

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