*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                       Olive Garden Shrimp Cristoforo
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Copycat                          Italian
                 Pasta                            Seafood
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----BASIL BUTTER-----
    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 -- additonal for garnis
    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; 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.
  SOURCE: General Mills' Olive Garden Restaurant Chain.
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