Elegant but simple, fast and very impressive!

Tina

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan. Saute onion and garlic over medium heat until tender. Add shrimp; saute over high heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.

  • Place pasta in a serving dish, and cover with shrimp sauce. Sprinkle with black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

590 calories; protein 27.5g; carbohydrates 70.3g; fat 23.7g; cholesterol 135.5mg; sodium 316.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2007
This turned out good but I would make some changes next time. First, I would double the sauce. This just didn't make enough for our taste. Second, I would sautee the shrimp separately in olive oil with minced garlic and add it into the sauce just before serving. Cooking the shrimp in the sauce made the whole thing taste a little too shrimpy, and the shrimp was a little overcooked. Other than those small changes, this is a good dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2002
I don't know what I'm missing here... I put only 1 tsp of black pepper and it was still pretty spicy to me. Maybe everyone else out there loves extremely spicy dish? Read More
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422 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 264
  • 4 star values: 111
  • 3 star values: 36
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2007
This turned out good but I would make some changes next time. First, I would double the sauce. This just didn't make enough for our taste. Second, I would sautee the shrimp separately in olive oil with minced garlic and add it into the sauce just before serving. Cooking the shrimp in the sauce made the whole thing taste a little too shrimpy, and the shrimp was a little overcooked. Other than those small changes, this is a good dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2003
This is a very good shrimp alfredo recipe. I would recommend removing the shrimp from the pan once it's cooked through, and then add the half and half to the pan to thicken. Otherwise, the shrimp can become overcooked and tough. Just add the shrimp back to the sauce once it's thickened. Overall, very good. I've made it twice, and the second time, added some steamed broccoli to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
Made some changes: 1. With the onions I added a red bell pepper mushrooms and just used an entire whole white onion. 2. Didn't use any butter. Just sprayed some oil into the pan. 3. I added 1/4 cup white wine in with the shrimp. 4. I added a pinch of red pepper flakes and just put the black pepper and parmesan right into the sauce. I only used maybe 1/2 of the black pepper it calls for if that. Add some and then taste as it's all person preference. 5. Used about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch to thicken sauce. With those modifications it came out delicious! For even less fat try using homo milk and then just add a little more corn starch at the end. Enjoy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
After some personal tweaking...this was delicious! DON'T overcook the shrimp. Fry it in the butter/onion/garlic until just cooked. Set aside. Pour 1 cup half and half 1 half cup white wine and 1 tbsp of lemon juice into pan and stir constantly. (This heats up fast so keep stirring!) Add parmesan cheese to sauce as you are stirring(constantly!). Pour over cooked pasta garnish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2004
This was very good but I made a few slight changes. I used!/2 cup butter omitted onions as my hubby don't like them used the 4 tsp. garlic 2 cups half n half only 1 tsp. pepper 12 T fresh grated parmesan instead of parsely sprigs I used some dried parsely from my spices. Used frozen shrimp and added a can of crab meat. I cooked shrimp in butter till thawed and removed from pan. Then added my cream and cheese. To thicken a bit I used about 2 T cornsarch mixed with a tad of water until it was the consistency I like. Then added my shrimp and crab and gently heated. It made a nice amount of sauce so it wasn't dry. Everyone loved it! I imagine everyone could make this to their liking. It's a great recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
Great recipe. I took other members advise and added more garlic basil white wine and parmesan to the sauce.I also cooked the shrimp and then set it aside and made the sauce on its own. I added a tsp cornstarch and then put the shrimp back in the sauce for 1 minute. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2006
my bf thought this was fabulous. i liked it but we both agreed it was missing something. i used cream instead of half and half. the sauce was pretty thin so we dumped a whole lot of parmesan cheese into the sauce until it thickened up. the next time i make this ill add more garlic since that flavor seemed to be lacking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Made this last night in a snap before heading out to darts. I added some fresh sliced mushrooms while sauting the onion and garlic. Also I added a dash of cajun seasoning to the shrimp for a little kick and took another's recommendation and added some white wine to the sauce. I did have to thicken it with a little cornstarch (not much) but it was VERY GOOD!! Tasted like fine dining! Thanks Tina!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2007
Good but better when i added a chopped roasted red bell pepper sliced mushrooms & 1/2 cup white wine. I also used 1/2 heavy cream & 1/2 cup chix broth instead of the 1 cup half & half; this made a richer tasting sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2002
I don't know what I'm missing here... I put only 1 tsp of black pepper and it was still pretty spicy to me. Maybe everyone else out there loves extremely spicy dish? Read More
(22)
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