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How to Make the Best Shrimp Fettuccine with Garlic Butter Sauce

Updated on October 17, 2017
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Would you like to know how to make shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce? Shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce is a delicious dish that I really enjoy preparing AND eating! I like to make this shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce for family and friends. If you are having visitors and want to serve a nice home cooked meal, shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce is the dish for you. A top tip for making the shrimp fettuccine in the best way is to freshly prepare raw shrimp rather than using fully cooked shrimp from the supermarket. This is truly key for the best shrimp dish with the ultimate quality taste.

If you are not a meat eater or are trying to cut down on meat with some meatless days, this shrimp with fettuccine will do the trick as well. I'm a meat eater but on the days that I eat this dish, I don't miss having meat at all.

The shrimp is a lowfat food but does contain cholesterol. This recipe also calls for the addition of butter so you might want to eat it only occasionally.

This is a most delicious way to prepare dinner for four for under $11. The shrimp fettuccine recipe can also be prepared for one to three individuals or more than the four. Just watch portion sizes and plan accordingly. This pictures below are from when this dish was prepared for two people- a large, hearty dinner eaten at 6 in the evening with plenty of time to exercise it off (or sit and relax in front of the television, whatever you fancy). The point is that it's best to not go straight to bed with this big meal on your stomach.

When I get tempted to go to an expensive seafood restaurant, I often just make this dish instead. Now here's the recipe. Enjoy:

Shrimp Fettuccine with Garlic Butter Sauce

sautéing the shrimp
sautéing the shrimp | Source

Ingredients

For two:

1. 1/2-1lb of thawed or fresh raw peel on shrimp

(I buy the Harris Teeter brand H.T. Traders EZ Peel Raw Shrimp. It is a product of Thailand and offer 31-40 count per pound. I typically buy a 2lb bag and use less than half a bag at a time when cooking for two. The cost can range from 7.99-9.99.)

3oz of meat or seafood is a typical serving but this recipe is much more generous portion.

A 3oz portion of the shrimp would be 80calories, 1g fat, 18g protein, 165mg cholesterol. We've got to love it for all that protein but want to watch the cholesterol.

I know I'm contradicting myself with the next ingredient, butter.

2. 1/4 stick of unsalted butter

3. garlic

4. parsley, basil and/or oregano

5. paprika

5. Old Bay seafood seasoning

6. extra virgin olive oil

7. fettuccine made from semolina (I also use Harris Teeter H.T. Traders brand, imported from Italy, here.)

To keep costs of ingredients low, you might want to use all of your own local supermarket brands.

Approximately 7oz. of pasta was used in this recipe. Again, be vigilant if watching portion control. A proper serving for one is only 2oz, with 210cal, 1g fat, 44g carb, 2g dietary fiber, 2g sugar, 7g protein.

For this recipe, each individual is served 3.5oz pasta, not 2oz. Reduce portions as you desire.

Note that the butter and olive oil will add fat to the dish.


begin with peeling raw peel on shrimp
begin with peeling raw peel on shrimp | Source

 Steep frozen shrimp in a bowl of water to thaw for at least 15 minutes and then proceed with peeling or peel fresh shrimp immediately. After you've peeled the shrimp, rinse it several more times with water, drain and place it in a skillet or frying pan that has been coated with olive oil and is beginning to pre-heat.

Pasta

bring salted water to a boil and add fettuccine
bring salted water to a boil and add fettuccine | Source
drain fettuccine well, after cooked
drain fettuccine well, after cooked | Source
place the pasta in a plate for  adding the shrimp on top
place the pasta in a plate for adding the shrimp on top | Source

Instructions for making shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce

  • Preparing the fettuccine:
  1. On another burner of your stove, you can simultaneously begin preparing the pasta.
  2. Put 4 quarts of salted water to a rapid boil in a fairly deep pot and then add the fettuccine.
  3. It will stick out of the top of the pot at first, but as it softens it will all be submerged in the water.
  4. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Allow the pasta to cook for at least 8-10 minutes to proper soft consistency.
  6. Next, drain the pasta in a colander, before serving onto plates.
  7. You will place the pasta in the plates first, before adding the shrimp on top.
  • While the pasta is being given its time to cook, we can turn our attention back to the shrimp. It should have turned from silver / gray to pink by now, evidence that it is cooked.
  1. High heat should be reduced to low-medium at this time, an we can add generous dashes of all the spices listed above.
  2. Be especially generous with the garlic, amounting to approx. 11/2 tablespoons.

Photos of Shrimp

fully cooked and seasoned shrimp
fully cooked and seasoned shrimp | Source
adding the butter
adding the butter | Source
adding the shrimp atop the pasta
adding the shrimp atop the pasta | Source

The Final Steps

The final steps would be include adding pats of butter into the pan and removing the pan from the heat as soon as the butter is fully melted.

Use a ladle to spoon some of the shrimp with sauce onto the pasta.

Optionally, sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese on top.

Bon Appetit / Buon Appetito

shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce served at the table
shrimp fettuccine with garlic butter sauce served at the table | Source

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 2 years ago from USA

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan, Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds delicious indeed!

      My family loves Shrimps and the combination of ingredients here looks interesting. I will make this with your instructions for sure.

      Thanks for sharing the details! Voted up and pinned!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 3 years ago from USA

      Hi greatstuff, thanks so much for your nice comment! Enjoy trying this dish.:)

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      Mazlan 3 years ago from Malaysia

      This looks simple and tasty. Must definitely give this a try. I am now retired, but my wife still works so guess who have to cook now!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for your nice comment Vacation Trip!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This is simply mouth watering. Can`t wait to taste them, will surely try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi Sharon, thanks so much. I'm glad you liked it.

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      Sharon 5 years ago

      Tried this recipe and was great will be making again for sure.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Japemwellows!

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      Japemwellows 7 years ago from 5ifth Dimensi0n

      wow this looks awesome, bookmarking this for future reference =)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      The Rope, thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate it!

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      The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

      YUM! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for a terrfic recipe with great directions.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi awsydney, thanks for your nice comment. I'm so glad you like the recipe. Enjoy!

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      awsydney 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This recipe is making me hungry. We get great fresh seafood here in Sydney. Definitely on my agenda for next party. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Hi Eaglekiwi, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad this recipe sounds good to you. :-)

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      This sounds delcious and I really like the way you give helpful instructions too! like preparing the shrimp

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      hi mecandylove, JPSO0138, marisuewrites. Thanks for posting comments guys and I'm glad you think you'll enjoy this recipe. Hope you give it a try soon. -Journey*

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      marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

      sounds really good, thanks!!

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      JPSO138 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I will surely try this out. Thanks for sharing. I love shrimps!

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      mecandylove 8 years ago

      Yummy! I will surely make one for myself. thanks for sharing

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks a lot for commenting Frieda. I cook lots of different types of foods and this is definitely one of my favorite dishes. I hope you enjoy it when you give it a try. -Journey*

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      OMG! I can totally smell it! I love making this, but never tried this way. Going to though. Thanks.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Hi Triplet Mom, thanks for commenting. It really is very simple and doesn't take much time at all. Hope you enjoy.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Journey - Wow that sounds like a very simple and yummy recipe I am going to have to give it a try. Thank you.