Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender of food processor, combine basil, garlic, olive oil, salt and 1 T. melted butter. Process until smooth.
  2. Heat the 2 T. butter in a heavy skillet over high heat until the butter bubbles.
  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. Add sherry. Simmer 30 seconds. Add sauce from blender or food processor. Stir with spatula until sauce coats seafood evenly.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

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.

breezermom April 01, 2014

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

CaliforniaJan April 01, 2013