Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Came up with this one a few summers ago when I wanted to impress a newly acquired "beau". He loved it, I hated him ....I dumped him but kept the recipe. Creamy & cheesy, this one isn't low in calories but it is pretty quick. Basically an Alfredo recipe but really garlic-ed up. I've also made this w/crayfish once & it was just as good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet slowly melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  2. While it's melting add the olive oil (this should keep it from burning).
  3. Butter/oil should be bubbly but not browned.
  4. Brown the garlic in the butter/olive oil, tossing to keep color even.
  5. Be careful not to burn.
  6. Lower heat slightly and add the heavy cream& nutmeg.
  7. Stir, scraping bottom of the pan.
  8. Simmer for 3 minutes, stirring OFTEN.
  9. Once the cream has been incorporated thoroughly, add the cheese a little bit at a time.
  10. Before adding more cheese, make sure the last bit has melted into the cream mixture.
  11. Add the shrimp& lobster.
  12. This should cook fairly quickly.
  13. Salt& pepper to taste& toss w/cooked pasta& chopped basil.
  14. Excellent in the summer served with May Wine or any slightly sweet white wine.
  15. Also great with Peach Iced tea.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was positively FABULOUS. (Not the guy, the recipe..haha) I had to use my jarred nutmeg and I used freshly grated pecorino (try that instead! You'll love it!) but everything else I followed to the letter. I can tell you are a basil junkie like I am...loved all the basil. This is a great recipe with perfect ingredients. I look foward to your other recipes, I can see you are a fantastic chef.

5 5

Very good and easy. What more could you ask for?

3 5

The only changed I made was adding mushrooms (because I put them in anything I can) We thought that the pasta had a nice flavor, but too much garlic. If I made it again I would use less basil and garlic.