Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
A derivative of Alfredo, I was playing hit an miss with a variation and hit. My wife and I aren't huge pasta fans, but loved this one. Fairly simple with things you may already have around the kitchen. The quantities given were just about right for a modest meal for 2 with some noodles left over. Adjust as necessary. Additionally, adjust ingredients' ratios (skim milk vice whole milk for example) to your taste or dietary needs.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1⁄2 lb raw shrimp
- 2⁄3 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 4 fresh garlic cloves (finely minced or smashed)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or about 4 tbs. flour)
- 16 ounces fettuccine (one medium sized box)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Warm the milk on low heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Once warm, add the garlic, salt, onion powder, and bouillon cubes, and continue to heat on low heat, stirring occasionally.
- Peel and de-vein the shrimp.
- Fill pasta pot with enough water to boil the fettucini and heat on high (eventually to a boil). Add the olive oil to the pasta pot. At the same time, raise the heat on the milk mixture to medium, add the cheese, and gradually stir in the corn starch. Try to avoid clumping. Adjust heat as necessary to gently bring the sauce to a boil. The goal is for both to finish at about the same time. Use additional corn starch if necessary to adjust thickness of sauce. Ensure you allow it to boil momentarily between addtions to allow it to congeal sufficiently.
- Add the shrimp to the sauce and allow the sauce to gently boil for approximately 7 or 8 minutes with the shrimp in it.
- When the pasta pot is at a boil, add the fettucini, ensuring all of it is submerged, and continue to boil it to completion. Bear in mind that fettucini cooks much faster than spaghetti, so avoid overcooking. I generally remove it as soon as possible after it loses the rubbery texture (assuming you started with dried fettucini as opposed to fresh made).
- Strain, but do not rinse the fettucini and divide onto dinner plates in suitable portions. Pour the shrimp/sauce mixture onto the pasta portions, being careful to equally divide the shrimp!, and serve.
We liked this, a nice recipe. I didnt cook the shrimp quite as long as suggested, but otherwise pretty well stuck to recipe, made a good dinner, thank you. Made fro Spring PAC 2013