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    Seafood in Basil Sauce

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    Total Time:

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    15 mins

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    JackieOhNo!'s Note:

    Use shrimp or scallops (or a combination) in this delicious sauce flavored with basil, garlic, and oil. You can also use the sauce on poached salmon or whitefish, too. I like to serve this over pasta with some sauteed whole mushrooms and a tossed green salad. Be sure not too cook the seafood too long or it will toughen. This recipe is easily halved or doubled.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a blender of food processor, combine basil, garlic, olive oil, salt and 1 T. melted butter. Process until smooth.
    2. 2
      Heat the 2 T. butter in a heavy skillet over high heat until the butter bubbles.
    3. 3
      Add seafood, turning quickly in the butter to evenly coat. Reduce heat to medium. Saute, stirring, until seafood is heated through and cooked.
    4. 4
      Add sherry. Simmer 30 seconds. Add sauce from blender or food processor. Stir with spatula until sauce coats seafood evenly.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 01, 2014

      55

      This is delicious! I made this for scallops, and would love to have served over angel hair pasta, but right now I can't have any pasta for dietary reasons. Fabulous scallops, and I know I'll make these again. Thanks for sharing. Made for Holiday Tag game.

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    • on April 01, 2013

      55

      Very tasty and easy sauce...we had this with scallops and it was delicious. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Seafood in Basil Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (242 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 359.7
     
    Calories from Fat 213
    59%
    Total Fat 23.7 g
    36%
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 66.0 mg
    22%
    Sodium 931.7 mg
    38%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.3 g
    1%
    Protein 21.9 g
    43%

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