Ok guys, here is my recipe for Shrimp Fettucini alfredo that is TO DIE FOR and as always it’s super cheap and easy!! I don’t currently have a pic of the finished product or even the cooking steps yet because it was devoured in no time flat and I was too impatient to try ! I wanted to eat it NOW! It’s that good. You will be surprised at how super simple, with very few ingredients it is , and you will never touch a “jar” of alfredo sauce again! (eeeeewww!) I’ll come back and add some more pics next time I make it.
So here we go!
1 pound fetuchini noodles – cooked
12 TBS of unsalted REAL Butter
1 1/3 cups of HEAVY whipping cream. (NOT half and half, its just not the same!)
6 cloves of garlic
10 oz of shaved or shredded parmesan cheese (two 5 oz containers shown below) (I prefer the SHAVED as seen in the picture, melts sooo much smoother!)
14 oz of uncooked peeled shrimp, or more if you prefer!
these are the brands I use, all found at walmart….
thats it! here’s how it goes down……
The big secret here is to cook it all LOW AND SLOW. let each step take it’s time.
Step 1. melt 12 Tbs of butter in a med. size sauce pan. on LOW heat!
Step 2. using a garlic press, mince 6 garlic cloves. add them to the butter. now SLOWLY let it simmer, stirring occasionally. let the juices cook out of the garlic for several min. you need to keep a good watch so as not to burn it. once you see that the garlic pieces are shrinking and things might be turning just the slightest bit brown then…..
Step 3. pour in 1 1/3 cups of heavy whipping cream. stir continuously until the cream heats up. (keep the burner on low!)
Step 4. Once the cream is hot, start adding in your cheese. Add it in a little at a time, while constantly stirring. simmer on low for about 10 min or so, stirring every min or so. you want to get all the cheese melted and thickened.
Step 5. once your noodles are ready and your sauce has thickened and simmers for a little while, add in your shrimp. Stir and cook for about 5 min until the shrimp are pink.
Step 6. remove from heat and serve over pasta !
THATS IT! SUPER EASY! so easy its almost not even a recipe! ha ha. and oooooh so good! just remember, LOW and SLOW!
makes enough for a whole family. a little goes a long way!