Shrimp Alfredo

"If you thought regular fettucine Alfredo was good, wait till you try this!"
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  • In a large skillet, cook the shrimp, the shallot and garlic in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until shrimp are just firm to touch and opaque.
  • Reduce heat to moderately-low and stir in the fettucine.
  • In a bowl, beat together the yolks, half and half and the Parmesan.
  • Add the egg mixture to the shrimp mixture and cook until the sauce is thickened, tossing all the while so the egg doesn’t curdle, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Do not let sauce boil.
  • Stir in parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Questions & Replies

  1. Just curious. What does yolks process do to sauce?
  2. What is half & half? Is it 1/2 cream 1/2 milk


  1. Admittedly I made a few changes. I couldn't find a shallot so I used regular onion, skipped the egg yolks and added 1/4 cup more cheese then added 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch to thicken. It was absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing your great recipe.
  2. BIG HIT!! Hubby has a favorite commercial brand, but I feel it has too salty of a flavor and expensive. All he could say was, "I love it, don't forget how you made it." We prefer angel hair pasta and I browned bulk italian sausage as I didn't make a special trip to the store for the shrimp. Next time I'll have to double the recipe because hubby was searching for left overs the next day. Thanks for sharing!!
  3. THis is absolutely wonderful!!!! I used linguine instead of fetticine as that is what I had on hand. I will make this again :-)
  4. My family did not like this recipe. It was dry, tasteless, and needs more butter or cream. I'm not sure if this was my mistake or just a bad recipe. I was disappointed as I thought would have some of the best recipes, but I was wrong. I won't be trying it again.
  5. Absolutely declicous! Wonderful! 2 thumbs up from every member of my household (Total of 10)! Very simple to make, yet memorable! We did use spaghetti instead of fettucini, because that's what we had on-hand, but the flavor is very fresh, very rich, and a definite keeper! I added a light sprinkling of nutmeg on top too. No leftovers!!! :)


  1. Used two egg yolks instead of four, and a tiny bit of extra half n half and parmesan. Only cooked as much shrimp as we'd eat for dinner because they don't reheat well anyway. The recipe would. Have been great with all four yolks... Even richer, but I was just trying to cut it back a tiny bit.
  2. I love alfredo and my husband loves carbonara, so this was the best of both worlds, even with the substitutions I had to make: a scallion instead of shallots, 1/2 cup whole milk plus 4oz cream cheese instead of half and half, olive oil spread (Smart Balance) instead of butter, and rotini (spirals) instead of fettucine. My husband said it was a restaurant quality dish, and he should know since he worked in them for many years. Next time I'm going to see if I can get away with only using two egg yolks since it was plenty rich.


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