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                       Olive Garden Shrimp Cristoforo
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Italian                          Pasta
                 Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----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 -- 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.
  SOURCE: General Mills' Olive Garden Restaurant Chain.
 
 
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