Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Shrimp and Garlic
Shrimp is just one of many meats that goes well with garlic and butter. For instance, look at the delicious picture to the right. Just an image of shrimp with a garlic butter parsley seasoning and dipped in a little cream sauce is enough to get most mouths watering. If that doesn't make you want something with shrimp and garlic, I don't know what will.
In any case, Ill give a short explanation of shrimp, a good garlic shrimp alfredo recipe, and leave you with a video that will help explain a lot about shrimp if you want to learn everything there is to know about this delicious meat.
What is a Shrimp?
Honestly, depending on where you go there might be some arguments about what a shrimp actually is. Furthermore, unless you are a scientist it doesn't really matter what a shrimp is or is not - it is simply a delicious sea creature.
However, what is important is how stores name them. There are many things to be watchful of when you go to a store for shrimp - from how the fish area smells (if it smells like fish, something is wrong!) to how shrimp is named (jumbo? colossal? how is that a standard? it isn't, and they can overcharge you with it). When it comes to naming, size should ALWAYS be in numbers. Those numbers are tails per pound. This gives a good, honest label for you to understand what size of shrimp you are getting for different purposes.
Garlic Shrimp Alfredo
Shrimp is quite a versatile ingredient. Though it can be served many ways, one of my favorite is a plain, simple, delicious Garlic Shrimp Alfredo. You can either follow the recipe and make the sauce, or you can just get a store bought Alfredo sauce from the store, cook the pasta and shrimp, and mix together for a fast and delicious meal.
|Serving size: 1 Cup|
|Calories from Fat||81|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Carbohydrates 44 g||15%|
|Protein 12 g||24%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- 1 Lb Shrimp, Peeled, Tail-less, De-veined
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 2 TBSP Butter, For Shrimp
- 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
- 16 Oz Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Tsp White Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
- 3/4 Cup Mozzarella
- 1 Lb Fettuccine or Angel Hair, Depending on Preference
- Shrimp: In a pan on medium high heat, melt your 2 TBSP of butter and saute the shrimp - add garlic powder to taste about halfway through cooking. When done, set aside for later. See step 3.
- Sauce: In a small pan melt your butter and simmer your garlic until soft (2 minutes). Add your pepper and heavy cream and simmer for another 8 minutes before adding your Parmesan. After simmering for about 5 more minutes you can add your mozzarella and stir until melted. Sauce is done.
- Pasta: Follow cooking directions on box. Might want to be making your sauce while following pasta directions.
- Combine, serve, and Enjoy!
Garlic Shrimp Sauté
If you didn't notice - the last recipe had a quick Shrimp Sauté recipe in step 1. It is quite simple and goes great on anything from pasta to salad or a sumptious snack! All you have to do is melt about 2 tablespoons of butter, fry your shrimp, and add a nice garlic parsley salt. Shrimp are done when the meat inside is totally white, and depending on what you are using it for will be gone in seconds.
Want To Know More About Shrimp?
Just because it is such a wonderful resource, I am attaching Alton Brown's Shrimp Episode of Good Eats. This episode goes into a lot of useful information about actually picking shrimp, different kinds of shrimp, and more. It mainly focuses on the shrimp cocktail - so you get to learn a good recipe at the same time!