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Basil Parmesan Shrimp

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.
  • Makes
    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

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 319 calories, 28g fat (9g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.

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