We are in the holiday season, and meals with family and friends are in sight. Of course, the traditional poultry is in the spotlight, but a lighter meal, especially one that does not require a long time in the kitchen, will not be refused.

With this in mind, I propose a delicious shrimp dish, quite consensual and ready in no time, which I served with good Sicilian handmade pasta. If you like shrimps, you will, without any doubt, enjoy it!

Ingredients (for 3 people):

  • 1.21 lb. of raw shrimp, gross weight or 0.7 lb. net weight
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 60 ml white wine or chicken stock (white wine for me)
  • 170 ml of liquid cream (full cream for me)
  • 1/2 cups of grated parmesan cheese
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (or more if desired)


  1. Peel the shrimp.
  2. Heat a frying pan with olive oil. Add shrimp and cook for a few minutes, stirring until they change color and turn pink. Set aside.
  3. Add the butter and crushed garlic to the pan. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Deglaze with the white wine and stir, scraping up the juices from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Add the liquid cream and cook for 4-5 minutes. The sauce will reduce a little.
  6. Add the grated Parmesan cheese, stir and cook for about 1 minute until the cheese melts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add shrimps and chopped basil and mix. Ready to serve!
  8. Serve with pasta (homemade linguine bought in Sicily during the last vacations).


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