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

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.

Kiss*My*Tiara May 01, 2004

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

david_hibler April 03, 2009

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.

Babytaz369 April 26, 2007

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