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       Title: Shrimps with Basil, Leeks and Tomatoes
  Categories: Fish, Harned 1994, Herb/spice, Main dish, Rice/grains
       Yield: 2 servings
  
       6    Jumbo fresh shrimp (1/2 lb.)
            -- peeled and deveined
     1/3 c  Lemon juice or white wine
       1    Garlic clove; peeled
            -- finely chopped
       2 tb Fresh basil; chopped
       2    Leeks; white part only
       2 tb Unsalted butter
       2 tb Olive oil
       2    Tomatoes; peeled
            -- seeded and chopped
            Salt and pepper; to taste
            Whole basil sprigs; garnish
            Prepared rice
  
   “With the sauce prepared in advance, this colorful dish makes a quick
   entree for two, good served over fluffy rice.”
   
   Marinate prepared shrimp several hours in lemon juice or white wine,
   with half the garlic and half the basil.
   
   Meanwhile, cut leeks lengthwise and wash well under running cold
   water, then chop.
   
   Heat 1 tb. butter and 1 tb. oil in large skillet until hot.  Add
   leeks and saute 5 minutes, or until soft.  Add remaining garlic and
   the tomatoes; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes.  Add remaining
   basil and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until thick.  Mixture can
   be refrigerated at this point, overnight, if desired.
   
   Several minutes before serving, reheat leek-tomato mixture over
   medium-high heat in skillet.
   
   In separate pan, heat remaining butter and oil until sizzling.  Add
   shrimp and cook on first side 40 seconds, or until they turn pink.
   Turn and cook on remaining side 40 seconds more. Pour heated
   leek-tomato mixture over top of shrimp and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
   
   Serve at once over rice pilaf, if desired, garnished with whole basil
   sprigs.
   
   Yield:  Serves 2 as an entree, or 3 as an appetizer.
   
   From _Nancy Enright’s Canadian Herb Cookbook_ by Nancy Enright.
   Toronto: James Lorimer & Company, 1985.  Pg. 10.  ISBN 0-88862-788-2.
   Posted by Cathy Harned.
  
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