The Freshman Cook: This Weeks Entree – Shrimp Portofino!!

This recipe, Shrimp Portofino, is from a cookbook that prints the favorite recipes of American restaurants. They are not stolen or anything. They are recipes that are created as a result of a lot of work, research, testing,and sampling. I have seen quite a few of these books on the market, and I am always drawn to them. This recipe is from America’s Most Wanted Recipes, written by Ron Douglas. The Shrimp Portofino is a favorite from the Macaroni Grill. Let me know what you think??!!

Shrimp Portofino

8 medium Mushrooms

1 teaspoon chopped Garlic

8 tablespoons Butter

8 large Shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 teaspoon Pepper

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1/4 cup Lemon Juice

3 ounces Marinated Artichoke Hearts

2 slices Lemon

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley


Pour water into a pot for your pasta.

Add a little oil, so the pasta will not stick.

Bring to a boil.

Place the butter in a frying pan, and melt it. 

Sautee the mushrooms and garlic.

Cook for about 5 minutes, until tender.

Don’t forget to flip mushrooms over after about 2 1/2 minutes.

Cook both sides.

Once the water comes to a boil, empty the

pasta into the water, and cook for 4 minutes.

Add the shrimp to the pan until they are cooked, 

about 3-4 minutes.

Don’t overcook. The shrimp will become tough.

Add the pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and artichoke

hearts. Cook for about 5 minutes until hot.

Drain the pasta. When it is completely drained,

place the pasta on your serving plate.

With a large serving spoon, ladle mushrooms, some

artichoke pieces, shrimp, and some of the juice from the pan

on to the pasta. Sprinkle the dish with the chopped parsley,

and garnish with the lemon slices.


Thank you for joining me today!

Let me know if you think

this is better than Macaroni Grill, the same, or not as good.

Please join me tomorrow when we will be

making and baking 

Rustic Homemade Bread!

It will be fun!!

See you then!

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