How to make it

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini, and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, breaking it up with a spoon as it melts. Stir in the parsley and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until sauce is smooth. Stir in cooked shrimp and mushrooms, and heat through.
  • Toss linguini with shrimp sauce, and serve
  • Variation: I added scallops and chicken and used 1 pound of shrimp to this recipe. Seasoned and cooked all meat and seafood separately--added to sauce when time to serve. Used 8 oz of cream cheese. Sauteed fresh basil, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic, before adding to sauce. I added vegetable broth and white wine to liquid make the sauce creamy. Definitely use a whisk to help break up the clumps. This one is a keeper.

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  • cookinggood 10 years ago
    This is a wonderful recipe! Gets my 5. Thanks for the post. Ferri
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    " It was excellent "
    gejr45 ate it and said...
    This is for me. Shrimp, Linguini anyway is great.Thank you for the post
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    high5 post my daughter will love this one thanks
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