Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Nestle but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. By now I think we all know I am not much of a cook in my house. Hint I give all the credit to my husband on my Instagram stories and post. He is the real MVP here and our family always tells him the same thing. But unless you give me an easy recipe then there is still hopes I can make some magic happen here. SERIOUSLY! One thing we all love to eat is Alfredo Pasta. Or any kind of pasta, you name it and WE LOVE IT!
One of the best memories I have is the first time my husband cooked for me when we were dating. I was probably 17 at the time, so this is more than 10 years ago. But his first actual real cooked dinner for me was Alfredo Pasta. I had no idea he knew anything about cooking or how to function a kitchen, let alone how to turn on an oven. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised that night when I arrived at his house and dinner was fresh and ready for us to eat. Now how romantic was that! Till this day that is one night I will always remember. One of the many reasons that made me fall in love with him.
Which is why I thought today will be perfect to share how to make an easy Alfredo Pasta (either with chicken or shrimp) But today we will go with making Shrimp Alfredo Pasta. This Creamy Pasta reminds me of one of my favorite homemade dishes growing up. Because don’t we all love when the sauce is so creamy it coats in every noodle your fork twist and turns. Only difference from back then to now is one main ingredient. Yes one single ingredient that I just discovered! And it has made a difference for making a Creamy Alfredo sauce all by using Media Crema.
This table Cream can be used in a lot of recipes. For those not familiar with Media Crema it is similar to half and half or a light cream that happens to come in a can. It is pretty popular with the Latin America culture and you can find it in most stores in the Mexican food aisle. The best thing about it is it can last you anywhere from 6 months to a year without being refrigerated since it stays stock up in your pantry.
This sauce turned out to be better than any other I have tried in any restaurant so far and best of all is you can also try it to at home. It is delicious and tasty with a thick and rich flavor.
An easy way to start is by placing the pasta to boil in the stove as you start on the Alfredo sauce. If you bought frozen shrimp make sure they have been thaw out hours before. You can do it faster by thawing the shrimp in a bowl with cold water as well. The recipe is attached below.
Easy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Pasta with a homemade Alfredo sauce
Pasta & Grains
- 1 lb Fettuccine pasta, dried
- 1 lb Shrimp
Oils and Vinegars
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
Baking & Spices
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsb Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- 2 cups Heavy whipped cream
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 clove Minced Garlic
- 1 Parsley
- ½ cup Media Crema table cream
How to make Shrimp Alfredo Pasta:
Start first by preparing the shrimp. Season the shrimp with ½ tsp of salt and black pepper., add lemon juice if desired. Place a large non stick pan over medium heat. And add 1 tbsp of oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp one by one and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fully cooked. Remove to a separate pan to prevent overcooking.
to cook the fettuccine pasta, bring 4-6 quartz of water to a boil. Add salt to taste. Add pasta to boiling water. For authentic "al dente" pasta, boil for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. For more tender pasta, boil an additional minute or two. Drain the pasta well when done and add a pinch of olive oil and set aside.
While pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce.
Use a sauce pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the minced garlic with heavy whipping cream. Cook for 2 minutes and whisk until melted. Add ½ cup of the Media Crema, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until it's golden smooth, but do not boil. Add the grated Parmesan cheese last. Season sauce with more salt and pepper to taste.
Add the Alfredo sauce to pasta. Continue to toss until noddles are evenly coated in sauce and add the shrimp. Garnish with some dried parsley.
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