Shrimp Alfredo Half & Half

Marsha Gardner


I had this dish in Tuscaloosa, AL when we first moved to Alabama. It was so good that I had to make my own. The restaurant closed a short time later and I have never seen this particular dish anywhere else. The marinara sauce cuts the richness of the alfredo sauce and the shrimp adds a special sweetness.

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Stove Top



1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 medium
onion, diced
4 clove
garlic, minced
3 Tbsp
fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried
1/2 medium
carrot, grated
2-28 oz
cans peeled whole tomatoes, crushed by hand and juices reserved
kosher salt to taste


1/4 c
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/3 c
parmigiano-reggiano, fresh, grated
kosher salt to taste
garlic powder with parsley
onion powder
1 1/2 lb
medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 lb
fettuccine pasta, cooked and drained


In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft. Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often.

Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until as thick as hot cereal. Season with salt and serve. This sauce holds 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
2Cook the pasta according to the directions; drain. Place in a warm serving dish. You may want to add a little olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking.
Cook butter, whipping cream, parmesan cheese and parsley in a separate pan. Add seasonings.
3In large skillet melt butter and olive oil. Add shrimp in a single layer and saute` until pink on bottom side. Turn over and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
4Mix together equal parts of marinara and Alfredo sauce. Add cooked shrimp and serve over fettuccine.
I keep marinara sauce on hand in the freezer for dishes like this. The Alfredo sauce comes together quickly as does the cooking of the shrimp. Makes a great company meal that will be sure to please.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Pasta, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian