Almond Shrimp with Amaretto Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

kelly.lawver February 25, 2009

This was excellent! The shrimp were perfectly cooked and the sauce is awesome. The only thing I will change next time I make it is to thicken up the sauce a little. We served it with basmati rice. Thanks for posting such a delicious and different recipe.

Marney February 24, 2009

Deliciously shrimp food!

elily August 28, 2008