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By Cathie Sibley
Owner of La Bella Amore Italian Bistro 

Ah, Shrimp Napoli

Taste of Italian


Sometimes recipes come about in different ways and for different reasons. Some arrive out of necessity, some out of cravings, some due to lack of, or excess of, ingredients. Some are inspired by a certain ingredient, and some come from dreams.

The Shrimp Napoli is one of those dishes. It is one of my signature dishes at La Bella, which means it is an original recipe I personally created.

I was cooking one evening at the restaurant and surveying the ingredients on hand. I realized that there were a couple of ingredients that I only used in one dish, which was the Pasta De Amore. Those ingredients were toasted walnuts and sun dried tomatoes.

I started off with a nice browned butter and olive oil. Added in garlic (of course), red onion, and sun dried tomatoes. I then tossed in the toasted walnuts, some salt and pepper, and nice plump shrimp. I sautéed it all nice and slow so the flavors married deliciously, and tossed in a nice helping of freshly cooked angel hair pasta. Topped it off with a squeeze of fresh lemon, and a nice sprinkling of fresh grated Parmesan.

I had an amazing dish; the Shrimp Napoli.

As with all of our entrees, it’s served with a fresh house salad and garlic bread.

Shrimp Napoli is one of my favorites and I’m very proud to be the creator of it. Stop by and give it a try, you’ll be glad you did.

Peace and blessings to all!


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