How to Cook Not So Sinful Shrimp Alfredo

by Jerome Moss

Supplies

  • 1-2 pounds shrimp
  • 1 package fettuccine noodles
  • 1-2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup low fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper 1 tsp
  • 1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    If using frozen shrimp, defrost over night in the fridge or under cold water

    Step 2

    Put your water on to boil and remember! Salt the water

    Step 3

    Once boiling add pasta and let cook, I'm using whole wheat so 11 minutes and good to go

    Step 4

    Add it in

    Step 5

    Set the time and bam!

    Step 6

    Step 7

    Once shrimp is defrosted make sure to peel and devein if necessary.

    Step 8

    All clean out in fridge until ready to use

    Step 9

    Slice mushrooms

    Step 10

    Next are some pictures of the ingredients just to see. The flour 2 tablespoons

    Step 11

    The 2 cups milk, i used fat free

    Step 12

    The garlic

    Step 13

    The garlic peeled

    Step 14

    Lemon

    Step 15

    Lemon zest!

    Step 16

    Ok add the 2 tablespoons of butter to a pan on medium- high and once hot add garlic, cook 2 minutes

    Step 17

    Add lemon zest

    Step 18

    Cook another 2 minutes

    Step 19

    Now add flour and mix it, this is going to make the sauce thick

    Step 20

    Cook about 3-4 minutes to make sure the raw flour taste is out

    Step 21

    Add milk and stir

    Step 22

    Add the parmesan cheese in and stir

    Step 23

    Like so and cheese will start to melt

    Step 24

    At the same time I cooked the sauce, I got another pan on medium-high with some olive oil and started sautéing the mushrooms, about 2 min, add some salt and pepper cook another 5 minutes

    Step 25

    Back to the sauce, add the cream cheese in and stir stir stir

    Step 26

    The sauce will start to thicken after about 8-10 minutes, don't let it boil and adjust heat if you need too

    Step 27

    Mushrooms about ready.

    Step 28

    Add the shrimp and cook until shrimp is done

    Step 29

    HEY, keep stirring as well!

    Step 30

    Getting nice and thick

    Step 31

    Add salt, pepper and garlic powder and stir some more

    Step 32

    Shrimps done, remove from heat and set aside

    Step 33

    Back to the sauce, add the chopped parsley

    Step 34

    And then guess? Stir it in! Your sauce is done! Now you can mix the pasta, shrimp and sauce all together and serve or do what I do in the next steps....

    Step 35

    Now in the same pan you cooked the shrimp, add a bit more olive oil

    Step 36

    Like so

    Step 37

    Add your serving of pasta heat about 30-60 seconds

    Step 38

    Add the desired amount of shrimp and mushroom mix and stir

    Step 39

    Add desired amount of sauce, I usually use a ladle and one or two is plenty... This helps control the amount of sauce you use

    Step 40

    All mixed and ready to plate!

    Step 41

    Add it on a plate and top with a bit more parsley if you want and enjoy! Thank you for stopping by, check out my other guides and Facebook, the love of culinary creations. Thanks!!!

    Step 42

    Bonus: if you served individual sauce and have left overs, you can reheat the sauce, add 1/2-1 cup of beef stock, 2-3 tablespoons pepper and 1/4-1/2 cup of bleu cheese, stir and reduce on medium heat

    Step 43

    For about 10-15 minutes, and you have a quick bleu cheese peppercorn sauce for some steaks.. Amount of bleu cheese and pepper depends on amount of sauce left. Enjoy!!!