Thursday, October 6, 2011

What's Cooking?

Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini is what the recipe is called on the allrecipes website.  I think it's an awesome copy of Olive Garden's Seafood Portofino.  I halved the butter, added a dash (or two) of white wine and lobster to get the requested lobster meal for a birthday boy.  Parsley and basil fresh from the garden.  Very yummy! 


  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini, and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.
  3. In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, breaking it up with a spoon as it melts. Stir in the parsley and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until sauce is smooth. Stir in cooked shrimp and mushrooms, and heat through.
  4. Toss linguini with shrimp sauce, and serve.

ps. even the picky eater ate it without picking anything green out!!!!!!!!!  

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