Romano's Macaroni Grill Shrimp Portofino

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A copycat recipe for Macaroni Grill. I crave this dish sometimes. Serve this over pasta or rice....we prefer pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and 2 tsp garlic and saute until almost tender,about 5-7 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp and saute until the shrimp is cooked, about 3 minute Do NOT overcook!
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients except the lemon slices and parsley.
  5. Heat through.
  6. Serve over pasta or rice, and garnish with lemon slices and parsley.


Most Helpful

@Enormus the recipe that u posted was terrible and a waste of money. FYI 1/2 or lemon juice? No way that over powered the dish and made it taste sour. Also adding all the ingredients to the saute pan in which u cooked the shrimp is a bad idea because now the shrimp are way over cooked! Duh? Add the shrimp at the last minute or saute them in a seperate pan and then add to the dish. Also to those that want to add the pine nuts remember Macaroni Grill's are toasted. So take a couple of moments and put them under the broiler, adds a nice touch. Enormus u suck dude!

dayum.shame June 06, 2008

Close, but here is the actual recipe.. pinenuts are occasionally added at select locations. Ingredients: 3 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh garlic, finely chopped 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced 20 ea Large shrimp, de-veined and tails removed 2 tsp Salt 1 ½ tsp Black pepper ½ cup Lemon juice, freshly squeezed 4 cups Baby spinach, fresh 3 cups Heavy cream 1 lb. Angel hair pasta, cooked Directions: In a large, pre-heated skillet, add olive oil, garlic and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms and garlic start to brown. Add shrimp, sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until shrimp turn white. Add spinach, lemon juice and white wine to sauté pan. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together well. Simmer for 1 minute. Add heavy cream and bring to a boil and stir for 3 minutes while boiling. Remove from heat, add pasta and stir until pasta is hot and all ingredients are mixed well.

Enormus December 06, 2007

Alas, I live more than 100 miles from the nearest Macaroni Grill. Hence, I was delighted to discover this copycat recipe of one of my MG favorites. It was a hit even with my finicky son. I also added some pine nuts. Perhaps a little high on the fat scale, but worth an occassional indulgence.

WhatsCookin? October 06, 2007

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