Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Shrimp Fettuccine AlfredoI love my Otter Creek church of Christ cookbook.  It was a wedding present from one of my favorite professors, and it’s definitely one of my favorite church cookbooks (and believe me, I’ve become a bit of a church cookbook connoisseur).  If you want one, you could probably buy a copy by contacting the church office (www.ottercreek.org).

One of my favorite recipes that I’ve tried so far is the Shrimp Fettuccine recipe on page 89. I love using the colored veggie noodles — they make it pretty, and I always have a lot fewer sticking problems with them.

Here’s the recipe:

Shrimp Fettuccine

  • 1 lb. peeled & cleaned shrimp (I always just use one bag — less than a pound — in whatever variety is most on sale)
  • 2 oz. (1/2 stick) butter
  • Garlic powder (recipe calls for 1 Tbsp., but I thought that was way too much. I like using 2-3 cloves of garlic instead)
  • 1 box fettuccine noodles
  • 4 oz. (1/2 c.) heavy cream
  • 1 c. grated Monterey Jack and jalapeño cheese, mixed (I just use Monterey Jack. And I suspect this would be almost as good if you didn’t add this cheese)
  • Grated Parmesan (no quantity given — I just grate some until I think it looks good)
  • Chopped parsley

Saute shrimp in butter and garlic for 1-2 min. until pink.  Do not overcook.  Set aside.  Cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain.  Return fettuccine to pan; add cream and Parmesan cheese.  Toss over medium heat until hot.  Add shrimp and toss evenly to distribute.  Pour into casserole dish (I like to use a large Corning Ware) and cover with grated Monterey Jack and jalapeño cheese mix.  Sprinkle with parsley.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 min. or until cheese is melted.

I made this last Sunday (pictured), and threw in some leftover, chopped-up “crab sticks” — you know, that cheap fake crab stuff that they use in sushi.  They were good in this recipe — a nice budget stretcher if you don’t want to use the whole pound of shrimp.

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About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Textiles & Apparel and Fashion Merchandising from Lipscomb University, and I am currently pursuing my M.S. in Historic/Cultural Dress and Textiles at the University of Georgia. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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