Almond Shrimp with Amaretto Butter

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

A fabulous, romantic dish for two - and it's quick and easy! I adapted the recipe from a Junior League of Lafayette, LA recipe; they say that it is the creation of Sous Chef Bryan Richard of Chez Marcelle. The original recipe calls for an entire stick of butter, but I think you'll agree that 3 tbsp. is plenty. If you like Amaretto, you'll love this! It can be served with angel hair pasta, but I like to eat it without so as not to interfere with the delicious flavors.

Top Review by kelly.lawver

I really liked the flavor of this dish! I used pre-cooked shrimp and marinated overnight. Doing it again I would probably use uncooked shrimp so some more of the amaretto can cook off. The result this time was a little too alcoholic tasting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat butter in skillet until golden brown, then saute onion in butter until translucent and barely browned.
  2. Add shrimp and saute about 5 minutes.
  3. Add amaretto, almonds and salt and cook on medium heat for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serve alone as an elegant appetizer, or over angel hair pasta as an entree.

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