Favorite Foods with Chef Michael Symon

Episode 1

Pan-Roasted Shrimp

with Wisconsin Aged Parmesan

One of the first signature dishes at Chef Michael Symon's restaurant, Lola, this meal can be enjoyed as an entrée or as a salad. Featuring buttery Wisconsin Aged Parmesan that crackles on the tongue, shrimp, white beans, and grape tomatoes, this original dish boasts rich and creamy flavors with a full-bodied taste.

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Pan-Roasted Shrimp

with Wisconsin Aged Parmesan

Place shallots and garlic in mixing bowl. Add pinch of salt; mix. Add lemon juice, stir and slowly whisk in olive oil. Add tomatoes, beans, Parmesan cheese and dill. Mix well and set aside.

Pan-roast shrimp: Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in sauté pan. Add shrimp and cook, turning until pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Season to taste with salt and coarsely ground black pepper.

Add warm shrimp to prepared mixture and toss. Serve immediately.


  • 2 shallots, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) extra virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon for shrimp
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup freshly cooked or canned white beans, such as cannellini
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, cut in small dice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined