26 January, 1985

Elfo's Special | Wining & Dining with John Grisanti

This was one of the most requested dishes on Big John's menu, and one of my favorites. 

Elfo's Special ingredients
Makes 2 servings
1/2 cup butter
4 jumbo shrimp, diced
3 large mushrooms, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
4-oz spaghettini, cooked al dente
1/4 cup freshly grated imported Romano cheese
salt & freshly ground pepper

Notes: I remember whole, not diced shrimp. Big John recommends "Corvo White, a well-made and very inexpensive Italian wine."


Heat butter in a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat. Saute shrimp and mushrooms for 1 minute. Add garlic and saute 1 or 2 minutes more.

Add hot, drained spaghettini to the skillet along with 3 Tablespoons of the cheese, salt and pepper. Toss carefully until very hot, but do not allow butter to brown. 

Place in warm serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve immediately.

This recipe is from John Grisanti, Wining and Dining with John Grisanti (Wimmer Brothers Books, 1984), 84.

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