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                    Shrimp With Green Onion Basil Sauce
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Tvfn
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Green onion basil sauce:
    4      Ounces        unsalted butter -- (1 stick)
    4      Medium        green onion (white part only) -- (about 1/2 cup)
                         thinly sliced
    2      Large Cloves  garlic -- peeled and sliced
    1      Tablespoon    Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
      3/4  Cup           unsalted chicken stock
    2      Tablespoons   fresh minced basil
                         Salt and freshly ground black pepper to
    1      Ounce         unsalted butter -- (1/4 stick)
   24      Large         shrimp -- shelled and
                         deveined (24 to 32)
                         Salt and freshly ground black pepper to
    4                    fresh bouquets of basil sprigs (optional)
 For the Green Onion Basil Sauce, melt the butter and cool it to tepid. Boil 
 the green onions, garlic, vinegar and chicken stock in a heavy small saucepan 
 until the liquid is reduce to 1 tablespoon. Transfer it to a blender with the 
 minced basil. Process until the basil is almost pureed. With the machine 
 running, pour in the butter in a slow, thin stream, forming a thick, 
 emulsified sauce. Season with salt and pepper. 
 For the shrimp, melt the butter in a heavy large skillet over medium high 
 heat. Add the shrimp and cook until just pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes 
 total, turning halfway with tongs. Season with salt and pepper. 
 To serve, ladle a pool of hot sauce in the center of 4 large plates. Arrange 
 the shrimp in a circle over the sauce with their tails meeting in the center. 
 Place the basil bouquets over tails in center. Serve immediately. 
 Yield: 4 servings 
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