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Basil Parmesan Shrimp Recipe

Basil Parmesan Shrimp Recipe

This is a simple, elegant dish using fresh basil. Our university women's gourmet group raved about it, and due to its simplicity, it has become my favorite entertaining dish.—Laura Hamilton, Belleville, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Directions

  • 1. For dressing, combine 1/4 cup oil, basil, vinegar, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Meanwhile, combine shrimp and remaining cheese.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat butter and remaining oil. Add shrimp; saute for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain on paper towels. Serve on lettuce; drizzle with warm dressing. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 319 calories, 28 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 346 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 15 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.