Parmesan Basil Shrimp



  • 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 oz. roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste




  1. In a pan melt 2 tablespoons butter on medium heat.  Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Sear them about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and put to the side.
  2. In the pan, add 1 tablespoons butter, followed by the onion, garlic, peppers, paprika, red chili pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until onions and peppers are softened.
  3. Add white wine to the skillet and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.
  4. Reduce heat and add cream to the skillet. Stir slowly until a creamy sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add Parmesan, stir until melted into sauce. Stir in basil, simmer until wilted, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp back onto the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add some fresh basil and serve over pasta.

Ferraro Items

Ferraro# 4200040- Bell Harbor Shrimp, 16/20

Ferraro# 0920163- Butter, unsalted

Ferraro# 2000015- Garlic, peeled

Ferraro# 0000020- Yellow onion

Ferraro# 100283- Roasted red pepper

Ferraro# 0960925- Heavy cream 40%

Ferraro# 0800096- Marino Imported Grated Parmesan

Ferraro# 5090514- White wine for cooking

Ferraro# 2001240- Tuscan Spice Paprika

Ferraro# 2001247- Crushed red pepper

Bon Appétit!