Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dinner Time Tuesday 2/19: Shrimp Alfredo

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Tonight I had Shrimp Alfredo.

Basically, make the shrimp (or chicken) and pasta however you normally would.  Then use whatever alfredo sauce tops your list, or you can try the recipe I share below.
Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Scott and I have bought a certain brand of Alfredo sauce that I am not really fond of. To be truthful, I always remember it as being worse than it ever actually is. It's not bad. But the fact of the matter is that the other evening for dinner, Scott suggested Shrimp Alfredo for dinner, and neither of us had the urge to run out into the rain to go to the store to buy Alfredo sauce.

Cue the internet, without which, we would probably go hungry a lot.

I found this recipe on cooks.com. Here's the link directly to the recipe. We did not have any half and half, and since the purpose of making this was that no one wanted to go to the store, I just used milk (nonfat).

You will need:
  • 1/2 cup butter (or 1 stick)
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • pepper, to taste
In a sauce pan, melt butter.

When the butter is melted, add the cream cheese. (Cutting it into cubes will help it to melt faster.)  I must warn you.  I used to make this with Country Crock Spread.  Butter doesn't seem to blend as well with the cream cheese.  So after mixing this up a bit, I grabbed the whisk, and added the milk even though it wasn't well mixed.  That helped a lot!

After the butter and cream cheese are melted and mixed together well, add the milk, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

When the ingredients are well mixed, shake pepper on top to your taste. Mix together, and when you are satisfied with the consistency (smooth & creamy), remove from heat to let the sauce thicken. Stir occasionally.


Pour over your pasta of choice with shrimp, chicken or whatever! :)  So what did you have today?? 

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