Garlicky Shrimp & Lobster Pasta

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

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  1. 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.
  2. Very good and easy. What more could you ask for?
  3. 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.


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