Thursday, October 1, 2009

Olive Garden…Be Still My Heart {What’s For Dinner Thursday!}

Ok, so I have been doing some “same old same old” recipes around here.  I do have a few new recipes coming up in the next couple of weeks! 
So for this week I am brining back a recipe that I cooked back in April.  It is something that we cook around here every few months and if you love Olive Garden, you’ll love it!
Grilled Shrimp Caprese
What will you need?
Marinated Tomatoes:
1 1/2 lbs Roma tomatoes, cored* and cut into 1” pieces
20 medium fresh basil leaves, stems removed and cut into 1” pieces
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt to taste

*Chef’s Note: To preserve juices and seeds, use a pairing knife to remove just the top of the core on each tomato.
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup white wine
11/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb capellini (angel hair) pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 lb 26/30 or 21/25 shrimp, peeled and deveined

What do you do?
Preheat broiler.
  1. COMBINE tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt in a large bowl and blend thoroughly. Cover, set aside and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. HEAT a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add butter and let melt. Stir in white wine and bring to a boil. Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and bring to a simmer. Let sauce reduce to desired consistency.
  3. ADD cooked, drained pasta and marinated tomatoes to skillet. Stir to thoroughly coat pasta with sauce.
  4. TRANSFER pasta and sauce to serving platter and top with mozzarella cheese.
  5. GRILL or SAUTE shrimp until internal temperature reaches 150°F and set aside.
  6. PLACE serving platter in broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  7. TOP pasta with cooked shrimp and serve.
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Kelli said...

That sounds SO good. I really wish I had more time to make meals like this. Last night we had mac and cheese and fish sticks. BORING.

Darlene said...

That sounds and looks really delicious!

heartnsoulcooking said...

This looks so wonderful. I like shrimp dishes, so guess where this goes. YES!!! on my recipe box and on my list of what I need to make soon. THANKS!!! Geri

Cheryl B. said...

I stopped by your blog to verify that you were still hosting your Thursday "theme day".

In case you aren't sure why I would do that, please first go here:

and then read this one:

I see that you still are, so I shall leave you on the lists :-D

Cheryl B.

Nancy said...

OOOH it looks and sounds delish!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...I wish we could eat shrimp!
sandy toe

Jaime (@ fearfully and wonderfully made) said...

if i liked sea food, i would be all over this.

hop over to my blog to get an award (or two)

sweetjeanette said...

I love shrimp! This sounds delish!
thanks for sharing