Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
Gourmet Comfort Food!
Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is comfort food with a gourmet touch. A creamy, thick, delicious, white cheese sauce with Shrimp Scampi on top. You know it's got to be good!
A simple Alfredo Sauce recipe has Italian tradition written all over it. Alfredo sauce over fettucini, because Italian food is all about good fresh quality ingredients creating something wonderful to eat.
Although I'd like to maintain my foodie respectability and stick to my spatula about cheese and seafood, I'm willing to though out the rule book for this Shrimp Alfredo pasta.
And why not? I always say that Variety is the Ultimate Spice of Life and I'm all about the "taste good factor".
What's in Shrimp Alfredo Pasta?
Let's start with the main ingredient.
SHRIMP: Try to use a large of Jumbo shrimp. I make this recipe like a shrimp scampi. So using a large or jump shrimp really sets the dish appearance off with color.
- 1 lb of fettucini. Prepared added to the sauce immediately after straining.
- Having the pasta hot is important. Read my how to make pasta page for a homemade pasta recipe.
- 1 lb of Large or Jumbo Shrimp, peeled and divined.
- 1 teaspoon butter for the Scampi sauce
- 2 cloves crush garlic for the scampi sauce
- 12 tablespoons of Butter
- 2 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of freshly grated parmigiano
- Pinch of both Salt and Pepper to taste.
I suggest skipping the Nutmeg for this dish.
Preparing your Shrimp Alfredo Recipe
First I like to boil the water especially if I'm using homemade pasta. It only takes a few minutes to cook fresh pasta perfectly so have it ready to go.
If you're making dried pasta make sure you've put the pasta in the water before you begin the rest of the recipe. Remember, it needs to be hot.
Now melt the butter in a pan but don't boil or allow the butter to bubble. If it does the butter will separate and you show start over.
Slowly add the cream and stir on med low heat. Once you've added all the cream put the heat on low till you're ready to add the pasta.
Now in a separate pan heat the the extra tbsp of butter and garlic in med high heat until frothy. Add the shrimp to the pan and toss until golden brown and cooked tender. Set aside.
Drain your pasta!
Add it to the butter and cream in the sauce pan and stir until blended. Now add your parmigiano and stir some more.
Now it's ready to serve.
Serving your Shrimp Alfredo Pasta?
I like to place the portion of Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo on the plate and top it with the Shrimp Scampi. 3-4 per person is great if they are large or Jumbo Shrimp.
Top with some chopped Italian Parsley and you've got a gourmet, comfort food, meal that looks and tastes fabuloso!
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