Shrimp Christopher

Shrimp Christopher
Pasta and shrimp served in a basil butter sauce is not only easy to make, but it tastes great.  You can have dinner done in minutes with this recipe.
2 ounces Fresh basil leaves (about — 2 bunches
10 ounces Butter — softened (2-1/2 cubes)
1 tsp. Garlic — minced
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Black pepper
3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan cheese plus — additional for garnish
1 tablespoon Grated Romano cheese
1 lb. Fresh Linguine or angel — hair pasta
1 lb. Medium shrimp — shelled
Shrimp Christopher underway!
1. Remove any large stems from basil and wash leaves.
2. Shake off excess water and dry with paper towel.
3. Place in food processor; the blade attachment process until finely chopped.
4.  Process in two batches if necessary to get uniformly chopped basil.
5. Remove from processor and reserve.
6. Place butter in small mixer bowl.
7. Using an electric mixer, whip butter until pliable.
8. 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.
9. Cook pasta according to directions, drain well and keep warm.
10. Melt basil butter in large skillet over medium heat.
11. Add shrimp and saute’ just until done, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve over hot cooked pasta. Pass freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

I prepared this recipe recently for Evelyn and my Mom…they loved it!

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