Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Yummy. Cooking times are estimated.
- 24 large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 3 cups sliced mushrooms (washed and sliced ( 1/4 inch thick)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons roasted pine nuts
- 6 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 6 cups cooked vermicelli
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh garlic (minced, up to 4)
- lemon butter sauce
- 1 tablespoon shallot (minced)
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 lb lightly-salted butter (cut into, tablespoons)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash spinach and remove stems before drying leaves between paper towels. Set aside. Spread pine nuts over bottom of sheet pan and place pan in oven on top rack. Roast until golden brown, approximately 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Peel and devein shrimp. Set aside. Wash and slice fresh mushrooms. Set aside. Boil pasta in large pot of water to al dente stage according to directions on package. Set Aside.
- Prepare lemon butter sauce: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté shallots and garlic until translucent. Add white wine and reduce slightly more than 1/2, whisking occasionally. Add cream and reduce by 1/2. Add lemon juice and reduce by 1/2. Add white pepper. Reduce heat to low. Add remaining butter 2 tablespoons at a time, whisking continuously after each addition to completely incorporate butter. Continue to simmer, whisking until sauce just coats spoon.
- In large skillet over medium-high heat melt the 4 tablespoons of butter. Add garlic and sauté until garlic is translucent. Stir in mushrooms, shrimp, and pine nuts. Sauté several minutes or until shrimp are done and show color. Remove skillet from heat and gently stir in spinach. Place warm pasta on plate with shrimp mixture to the side. Pour lemon sauce over pasta, permitting a bit of sauce onto shrimp.
This was fabulous and tasted just like my favorite at Macaroni Grill. But...c'mon folks - a pound of butter?? I used 4 TBL in place of a pound and it was awesome!
No no no! Way too much lemon and way too much butter. Cut those down and it's definitely five stars.
An incredible, decadent dish ... so like the one served at MG. I doubled my recipe, but was gagging at the thought of using even 1 pound of butter, let alone 2 # for the doubled recipe, (and I love butter), so used 3 sticks for the doubled recipe. I think it could have used much less and still had the same great taste. Save the butter, save the calories, and enjoy this delicious pasta dish!