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A Once a Year Dish: Shrimp and Mushrooms

Once at lunch in the breakroom at work, a friend was eating this scrumptious shrimp dish. Being the nosey food person that I am, I asked him about it. He explained that he was eating the leftovers from his birthday meal the night before. His mom made it for him every year.

Later, he gave me the recipe.  I made it and thought it was delicious, simple, and filling. No one else really liked it, so I only make it about once a year.

The recipe:
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
2 T butter
1 pound raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 T white wine
8 oz. cream cheese, softened and cubed
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Saute the mushrooms and onions in butter. Add the shrimp and wine. Cook until the shrimp are pink-no more than three minutes. Remove the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon.

Add the cream cheese and milk to the same pan. Wisk until smooth. Then, add the cheese and continue wisking. Return the shrimp and vegetables and mix. Serve over pasta.

I made this just a few days ago. It was as good as always. I’m already looking forward to making it again sometime next year.

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