SHRIMP AND MUSHROOM LINGUINE WITH CREAMY CHEESE HERB SAUCE
• 1 [8 ounce] package linguine pasta.
• 2 tablespoons butter.
• 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced.
• 1/2 cup butter.
• 2 cloves garlic, minced.
• 1 package cream cheese.
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.
• 3/4 teaspoon dried basil.
• 2/3 cup boiling water.
• 1/2 pound cooked shrimp.
-Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
-Add linguine and cook until tender, about 7minutes. Drain.
-Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.
-In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, breaking it up with a spoon as it melts. Stir in the parsley and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until sauce is smooth. Stir in cooked shrimp and mushrooms; heat sauce through.
-Toss linguine with shrimp sauce and serve.
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