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Lemon Butter sauce with Shrimp

March 11, 2011

As an Italian, who grew up eating spaghetti and meatballs every Sunday, I almost always have to satisfy my weekly craving of “macaroni”. However, I always look for ways to make pasta with something different to avoid the same old meal. This week, I created a shrimp and pasta dish, with a lemon butter sauce. The lemon butter sauce is a really easy and can be paired with many things such as chicken or salmon. So think of this recipe as a 2 for 1.

Lemon Butter Sauce
1 cup dry white wine
3 lemons
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
3 turns freshly ground black pepper
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 stick
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil

Combine the wine, lemons, garlic, and basil and cook for 3 minutes. Add in the white wine and stir in the salt, pepper, Worcestershire until the mixture somewhat syrupy, for about 3 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook for 1 minute. Over low heat, whisk in the butter a few pats at a time. When all of the butter has been melted, add in the shrimp. Once shrimp is cooked, serve immediately over pasta.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Aunt Bernadette permalink
    March 11, 2011 7:31 pm

    Your cooking appears to be getting as good as your mom’s!! This dish looks delicious!

  2. Tom Lanzilotti permalink
    March 11, 2011 8:10 pm

    looks good! when I come over you have to make it for me!!

  3. Aunt Lin permalink
    March 11, 2011 10:47 pm

    Oh Laur, that look sooo tasty!!! You’re really becoming quite the homemaker. See what a diamond can do for you. ha ha!!!

    Glad the blog is back. I really look forward to getting it every week. I was just looking at the last one you sent from Christmas Eve. It brought back some good memories of being together.

    Love you!!!

    • March 14, 2011 4:04 pm

      Hahah thats funny! You know I always cooked, before the engagement, now I am just getting into better food, and it’s fun to cook for someone other than myself at night!

  4. Tommy Lanzilotti permalink
    March 12, 2011 5:08 am

    Do you remember when you would only eat plain macaroni covered in butter? Lol.

  5. Aunt Donna permalink
    March 14, 2011 12:42 pm

    Lauren, glad the blog is back. This looks so good, I am going to try it. You certainly are your Mother’s daughter, if nothing else, you have her ability to cook! \

  6. Cousin Pat permalink
    April 4, 2011 3:14 am

    This sound awesome… nice site!

  7. Cousin Pat permalink
    April 4, 2011 3:15 am


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