Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta with an Alfredo Style Sauce

I wanted to make a creamy sauce for the pasta today so I decided to go alfredo style.  Not perhaps a traditional alfredo; a little on the thin side and lightly seasoned yet a bit spicy.  Here’s my recipe for today.

Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta with an Alfredo Style Sauce

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds peeled shrimp
  • 12 o.z. uncooked pasta ~ I choose angel hair pasta today
  • 3 Tbs butter – divided
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp italian herbs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbs fresh parsley – chopped

Thaw and drain shrimp and set aside; cook pasta according to package directions.  In skillet melt 1 Tbs butter; add garlic, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Stir together and cook for a couple of minutes.  Add cream and heat through over medium heat; about 5 – 10 minutes.  While cream is heating melt remaining butter in another skillet.  Add shrimp to melted butter; season with additional salt and pepper if desired.  Add italian herbs and cook until shrimp is just finished; about 4 minutes depending on shrimp size.  Stir parmesan cheese into cream sauce.  Add drained cooked pasta to shrimp pour sauce over top and mix together.  Sauce will be thin; remove from heat and allow 3 – 5 minutes for sauce to thicken and stick to pasta. Stir in fresh parsley and serve with additional parmesan cheese if desired

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

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