Fonduta Gamberi - (a Spinach and Artichoke Dip)

This isn't one of our 'typical' spinach and artichoke dips, (we love this stuff so I have two or three versions I keep on hand and whip up regularly). This is a newer one that has a few more ingredients. Variety is good!

2 c half and half
1 T clam juice
2 T dry white wine
2 T butter
1 small green onion, chopped fine
2 T flour
10 oz. package chopped spinach
1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
8 large shrimp, cleaned and chopped
cayenne pepper, dash
fresh ground black pepper, dash
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese

In a saucepan over medium heat combine the half and half, clam juice and wine. In a different pan melt the butter and add the green onion. Saute' until just translucent but not brown. Add flour to this mixture and stir or whisk. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the warm half and half mixture all at once, whisking until smooth. Add the spinach, artichokes, shrimp and the seasonings. Reduce heat and simmer about 3 minutes, stir so the bottom doesn't scorch. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Pour into the serving bowl to serve hot.Print Friendly and PDF