North Carolina Shrimp Saute Recipe
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North Carolina Shrimp Saute Recipe

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Seafood is very popular in my state. I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and I've altered it several times. It is truly a family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces linguine or spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 472 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 214mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp, mushrooms and green pepper. Saute until shrimp turn pink, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and place on a large serving platter. Top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese, salt, pepper and parsley. Toss well; garnish with lemon. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as North Carolina Shrimp Saute in Country February/March 1992, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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TessaMB User ID: 6083350 38870
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Yum, sweet, buttery, salty, all in all delicious! I added an extra clove of garlic and doubled the black pepper."

avidcookGA User ID: 195648 36921
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2007

"I have never made this exact recipe, but do one very similar which I love. I wonder if the amount of green pepper might overpower the delicate taste of shrimp."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 52807
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2007

"We added a bit more butter to suit our personal taste. FANTASTIC!"

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