Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
I love to cook for my family. One of my husbands favorite dishes that I make, Seafood Alfredo. This is a dish that is actually really easy and super delicious for everyone. Monkey loves the fact that it has shrimp and pasta, so he is definitely down to chow down. I thought I would share my recipe for this dish and I hope you enjoy it if you make it.
For the Sauce
Parmesan Cheese (suggestion: take the time to grate it, the taste is so much better.)
Ingredients for the Seafood
Shrimp (I prefer to have them shelled and deveined)
*Quick Note* To me, any pasta will do. Although, my husband and munchkin prefer the thin spaghetti.
Instructions For the Shrimp
I will season my shrimp and scallops in separate containers (due to different cooking times) with the same seasonings.
In a large skillet, one with decent height for the sides, over medium high heat, I add my olive oil. Once it has had a chance to get hot, I add my scallops. I prefer to get the nice big scallops, this gives the dish a bit extra. I cook the scallops for a good couple of minutes and add the shrimp.
Once those have had a good chance to cook, right before the shrimp has completely cooked, I remove them from the skillet and I keep the skillet on the heat. I will be using this to cook the sauce.
Instructions for the Sauce
In the same skillet, I added my butter and cream cheese. Trick to get the cream cheese to melt evenly, cut it into cubes and keep it cold until you are ready to add it to the skillet.
Once the cream cheese and the butter have melted, I start adding in some of the seasonings and a tad bit of milk. I don’t put a bunch of milk at once, because I do not want the sauce to be too thin. I love starting with my garlic for the sauce.
After I have added some milk and garlic, I add in the oregano, parsley, basil, onion powder, and pepper. I cook this for a while to allow the ingredients some time to blend together.
While this is happening I will add in a bit more milk if needed to keep the sauce at the thickness I prefer.
After a few moments, I add the shrimp and scallops in the sauce. I take the skillet off the heat to ensure that the shrimp and scallops don’t over cook. The last thing you want after all of this hard work is to have tough, rubbery shrimp.
Now for the fun part, I begin adding the Parmesan. If I have Asiago on hand, I will add some of that as well. I only add a little at a time and give the cheese time to melt before I add a bit more.
By this point, the pasta is done cooking, so I strain it and add it right to the skillet.
I love to serve this with a bit of garlic bread, maybe a little Caesar salad. I really love to serve this in a bowl with a few parsley leaves on top. Of course, this is usually topped off with a bit more Parmesan as well.
This is a go to dish to make both the boys in my life happy. I love cooking this dish because it is such a hit and I love that I am able to control the salt and the other ingredients. I get to use as fresh ingredients as I can find. I love this dish.
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