Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shrimp Alfredo

I got this recipe from craigslist. 
You never know where you'll find a good recipe.
We were picking up a bed that we had bought
 on craigslist. While the husbands were loading
 all the pieces into our van I was in the kitchen 
while the young mom was making dinner for 
her family. Good thing! 
 The ingredients: shrimp, onion, mushrooms,
seasonings and a jar of alfredo sauce.
I didn't think I would like the jarred sauce,
 but I was wrong!. Begin by cooking the pasta.
 That will take the longest. 
 Saute the shrimp with garlic and seasonings
 until the shrimp just begin to turn opaque;
 then remove from the pan.
 Add the mushrooms and onion to skillet
 and saute. Add more oil if needed.
 Cook until tender then remove from heat and
combine with the reserved shrimp.
 Add alfredo sauce to the pasta and toss well.
 Add a little pasta water to the sauce jar and shake. 
Add to the pasta. You want it nice and saucy.
 Then combine the alfredo sauced pasta with
the mushroom mixture and shrimp.
 Pile it onto a large platter.
Surround with steamed broccoli. 
That's how she served it.
Craigslist Shrimp, easy and quick and yummy!

Shrimp Alfredo
1 lb large shrimp
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 T chopped garlic
Adobo seasoning or garlic salt and pepper
3/4 pound linguini, cooked and drained reserving 1/2 C pasta water
1 jar  (any brand) Alfredo sauce
1-2T butter and olive oil

Start cooking the linguini.  While the pasta is cooking, saute the shrimp and chopped garlic in 1T butter and 1T olive oil. Add a good sprinkle of Adobo seasoning and salt and pepper.  When the shrimp is just cooked remove from the pan. Add more butter/olive oil to the pan if needed. Add the sliced mishrooms and chopped onion. Season again. Saute until tender and remove from heat. Combine with the reserved shrimp. Scoop out about 1/2 c water then drain the pasta and return the pasta to the pot. Stir in the Alfredo sauce. Add a a little of the reserved pasta water to the jar and shake, then pour into the pot. Stir well to combine. Combine the linguini with the shrimp and mushroom mixture. Stir well and pour onto a heated platter to serve .
Surround with steamed broccoli.



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  2. Oh my, this looks yummy and will try it soon. Love anything with local seafood and we have lots of wonderful shrimp in our area available.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  3. What a great bonus to get while picking up a CL purchase! Thanks for sharing this. laurie

  4. Craigslist Shrimp - whoda' thunk it?? It looks yummy, and will be something I'll definitely try. BTW - I'd love to receive your post updates via e-mail, but don't see a button on your blog to receive them. I know you need to use Feedburner. Do you know how to do that? dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com