Festa Italiana celebrates Italian culture, cuisine

This weekend at Freedom Hill, Metro Detroiters will celebrate Italian culture and cuisine at Festa Italiana. Here's how you can get a jump start on the festivities!

The daughter of Louis Prima, Lena Prima, is the headliner for the weekend. She'll be joined by  Sicilian Tenor and Michigan-native Aaron Caruso along with Mark Randisi, The Simone Vitale Band, Ray Massa's Italian Band, Dino Valle, Bellini Opera. 

Click here for the flier from Festa Italiana.

But of course, the food will be the main entree for most! On Friday, Chef Jim Kardoosch, Randazzo Fresh Market gave us a taste of what's to come with Randazzo Sautéed Shrimp Scampi.

24 16/20 count shrimp
Equal amounts of each of the following herbs finely chopped, totaling 4 Tbsp:
 Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Basil, Marjoram
4 oz fresh garlic, chopped fine
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 Stick unsalted butter
4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Heat olive oil in a sauté pan.  Cook shrimp for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add garlic, lemon juice and fresh herbs then finish with whole butter.  Salt & pepper to taste.