Christmas Eve Fettucini Alfredo and Shrimp

Ruth Nieves Recipe

By Ruth Nieves 6971

4 - 6
10 Min
30 Min

I came up with this recipe when I was in a hurry and hadn't planned anything for dinner. It's quick and super delicious. My husband and I love it especially on the night before Christmas when the kids are finally in bed and it's just him and I. Enjoy!

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1 lb
fettucini (or pasta of your choice)
1 qt
heavy cream
cloves of garlic - minced/crushed
1 Tbsp
butter - to saute garlic
2 c
pecorino/romano grated cheese
1 c
frozen sweet peas - thawed
1 1/2 lb
shrimp - deveined/shelled

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil water with a dash of salt for your pasta - you can add some olive oil so the pasta does not stick. Add Pasta when water has come to a boil. With a pasta fork gently stir pasta so it does not stick.
While pasta is cooking, in a large saute pan, melt butter and saute your garlic(do not let it burn).
Add Heavy Cream and your 2 Cups of Cheese...let it come up to a slow simmer until it thickens. Take off flame once it has reached your desired thickness.
Add Shrimp and 1 cup of thawed peas to your Alfredo sauce. Let stand until your pasta is ready. Your shrimp should be opaque, nice and pink by the time you add it to the pasta.
Once pasta is cooked, drain it and place pasta back in pot. Add your shrimp and Alfredo sauce to the pasta. Gently incorporate the sauce and pasta - gently with a pair of tongs.
Last and most important step....ENJOY!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Pasta, Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Janet Lochman cookingclubber
Dec 28, 2010
Reading your recipe I figured out where I went wrong with my Shrimp Alfredo tonight. The shrimp I made is overcooked but now I see that I should have added it as a last ingredient so that it would not overcook. Thank you for the tip!
Ruth Nieves 6971
Dec 29, 2010
Glad I could help! There's nothing worse than tiny,dry shrimp...Enjoy!
Janet Lochman cookingclubber
Dec 29, 2010
Well, these were BIG, dry shrimp - which isn't much better. LOL! Will try this again this weekend and let you know how it turns out.
Theresa Kailany AuntieTess
Dec 24, 2011
LOL! Big dry shrimp are so much more expensive than tiny dry shrimp.