Friday, February 10, 2012

Recipe #17: Shrimp Alfredo with Snap Peas

I think I am in love with shrimp.

Seriously, all of my favorite meals right now include shrimp.
This one is no different.

Shrimp Alfredo with Snap Peas

{borrowed and enjoyed from The First Real Kitchen Cookbook By: Megan and Jill Carle}

Serves 4


12 oz. dry Whole Wheat* bow tie or penne pasta 
1b raw shrimp {alternative THAWED, frozen}
1 T. olive oil
1 1/2 cups of sugar snap peas
1 small clove of garlic
2 T. butter
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 T. fresh chopped parsley

1) Bring a large sauce pan of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions or for 10 minutes. Drain and keep warm in bowl covered with towel.
2) {FOR FRESH SHRIMP} - peel shrimp.
3) Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook snap peas stirring frequently for 3 minutes. Add the shellfish {fresh or THAWED} and cook stirring frequently for 2 minutes {or until the FRESH ones start to curl up and turn pink}. Remove contents from pan and keep warm.
4) Peel and finely chop garlic. Put butter and cream in pan and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until butter is melted. Add cheese and garlic and stir until smooth {cheese is melted}. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. 
5) Add peas and shrimp to sauce and add pasta. Stir until the pasta is completely coated with the sauce. 
6) Remove from heat, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.


*Tips for cooking whole wheat pasta: if you or someone you know and feed complains about the texture of whole wheat pasta, cook for just a bit longer than the box suggests and it will soften the texture a little more! You won't even notice! This swap is so healthy for you and your family! :)*

What is your favorite shrimp/seafood recipe?

All for now,


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