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Macaroni Grill's Shrimp Portofino

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Rating: 2/5 2 stars
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recipe is ready in under 30 minutes time: under 30 minutes

serves/makes:   4


recipe id: 26660
cook method: stovetop

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16 medium mushrooms
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 cup butter, melted
16 large shrimp, cleaned
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed, peeled, minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts
4 slices lemon
2 tablespoons parsley


Saute mushrooms and garlic in butter until almost tender. Add shrimp and saute until shrimp is cooked, about 3 minutes (do not overcook!). Add the rest of the ingredients except lemon and parsley and heat through. Serve over pasta or rice. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.


364 calories, 30 grams fat, 20 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams protein per serving.
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Guest at
Sep 18, 2012

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I work at macaroni grill. the recipe has shrimp, mushroom, spinach, pine nuts garlic, lemon butter and capellini.
You add butter and olive oil in a saute pan, add garlic, mushrooms, shrimp, salt and pepper in the pan and cook it high for like 5 minutes making sure you flip the shrimp and mushrooms. You can also cook it slowly for 10 minutes. once the shrimp and mushrooms are cooked, you add the spinach, pasta and lemon butter. you mixed them and serve it. Do not put back in the stove once you add the spinach.

Lemon butter is made by slowly melting a pound of butter with a garlic clove, some celery and 3 oz. of lemon juice. cook slowly otherwise the butter will break. add some white wine too. you can use a chardonney or pinot grigio.

Guest at
Apr 21, 2011

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I always had this dish with spinach and pine nuts. Plus it had a nice sauce made with wine. I wish I could find that one.

Registered Member at
Aug 1, 2009

Member since: August 1, 2009
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Glad I looked at the comments. I tried MG' Shrimp Portofino for the first time last night, and enjoyed it. I had wondered about the artichoke hearts as well. By the way, the menu called for a "new updated recipe".

Registered Member at
Dec 13, 2008

Member since: December 13, 2008
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Haven't tried the recipe as printed because it had artichoke hearts. Dish contains spinach not artichoke. I'm glad for the other posts so I can adjust recipe based on the comments of other 'chefs'. It's my favorite MacGrill dish also.

Guest at
Jul 7, 2007

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I was just wonderg, at Macaroni Grill the spinach tastes tangy? Very good! Is there something to do with the spinach?

Guest at

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Thanks for the hints. I love the recipe at Macaroni...but the last time, they had artichoke hearts, spinach and capers, no pine nuts. The capers were awful. I'll try with both artichoke hearts and spinach. It was pretty, too.

Guest at

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Should have read the comments before I ventured out. Yes, way too much lemmon, artichoke hearts? never at Macaroni's, spinach, pine nuts missing - not enough sauce - little taste.

Guest at
Sep 5, 2006

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Our favorite at Macaroni Grill also! The pine nuts and spinach add so much - would be a shame to leave them out. We like to sub olive oil for part of the butter. My husband loves shrimp portofino -I prefer chicken instead of shrimp.

Guest at
Jun 16, 2006

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Not the true recipe. Our Macaroni Grills use spinach and pine nuts, but not artichoke hearts. However, the recpie provide a good base to start. I just dumped the artichoke hearts added spinach and pine nuts and all was delish. Hint: Saute the pine nuts with the garlic.

Guest at
Mar 6, 2006

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Where are the pine nuts? They add so much to the dish, but I do not see them in this recipe.

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