Henry’s End Restaurant Shrimp with Basil Garlic Butter is not to be missed. Fresh shrimp is cooked, and then served with a rich buttery sauce!
If you are in the Brooklin Hights area you are certain to be familiar with Henry’s End restaurant. You can recreate one of their menu items at home with this shrimp and basil-garlic butter. This easy to make shrimp would go well as an appetizer, or pair with pasta for a main entree.
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Basil Garlic Butter sauce is perfect for shrimp!
Are you looking for a sophisticated way to serve shrimp? This basil garlic butter sauce is made with butter, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, white wine, and lots of fresh garlic. The acid in the white wine adds the perfect touch to this sauce, it is isn’t too buttery, but just right!
How to serve shrimp with basil butter garlic sauce
Buttery shrimp is perfect for an appetizer. Set these on your table, and they will be done in moments. You could serve these on top of fresh pasta, with gnocchi, or even a cheesy polenta. Think if this as if it was an Italian take on barbecue shrimp!
What type of shrimp should be used
For this recipe, I personally love to use wild shrimp when it is available. It is my personal opinion, but to me, farm-raised shrimp doesn’t have the flavor wild shrimp does. Living near the gulf coast, sometimes fresh Lousianna wild caught shrimp is available. I like to use at least a medium or large-sized shrimp. That means you will have about 41 to 31 pieces per pound.
You could use smaller shrimp or even go larger. If serving as an appetizer one or two jumbo shrimp would make the perfect appetizer.
I hope you give this recipe for Henry’s End Restaurant Shrimp with Basil Garlic Butter a try soon. This shrimp recipe would make the perfect addition to your dinner table!
Love shrimp? Try these shrimp recipes.
Planet Hollywood Thai Shrimp Pasta – you can still enjoy a recipe that tastes just like the original recipe.
Morton’s Steakhouse Shrimp Alexander
Creamy Shrimp Dip – this is a quick and easy dip to make.
Henry’s End Restaurant Shrimp with Basil-Garlic Butter
- 12 pounds shrimp shelled and deveined
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped sun dried Tomatoes packed in oil
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cold
- 1/2 cup shredded basil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and saute shrimp 1 minute per side. Transfer shrimp to a baking dish and bake in middle of oven until just cooked through about 7 minutes.
- While shrimp bakes, add garlic to skillet and cook, stirring over moderate heat 15 seconds, then stir in wine, juice, and tomatoes. Boil, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by two thirds. Swirl in butter and basil over low heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve shrimp with sauce.