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.
devo COMMENT: 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.
Apr 21, 2011
Borie COMMENT: 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.
Aug 1, 2009
LadybugQ Member since: August 1, 2009 COMMENT: 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".
Dec 13, 2008
Fujimooji Member since: December 13, 2008 COMMENT: 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.
Jul 7, 2007
Guest Foodie COMMENT: I was just wonderg, at Macaroni Grill the spinach tastes tangy? Very good! Is there something to do with the spinach?
Feb 25, 2007
DW REVIEW: 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.
Jan 25, 2007
Guest Foodie REVIEW: 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.
Sep 5, 2006
JILL COMMENT: 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.
Jun 16, 2006
anthony COMMENT: 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.
Mar 6, 2006
Guest Foodie COMMENT: Where are the pine nuts? They add so much to the dish, but I do not see them in this recipe.