Olive Garden Shrimp Cristoforo
2 ounces fresh basil leaves (about 2 bunches)
10 ounces butter, softened (2 1/2 cubes)
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese plus
additional for garnish
1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese
Rest of Dish
1 pound fresh linguine or angel hair pasta
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled
Remove any large stems from basil and wash leaves. Shake off excess water and
dry with paper towel. Place in food processor; with 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
until 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 sauté just
until done, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve over hot cooked pasta. Pass freshly grated parmesan cheese.