Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ghost's Kitchen: Shrimp Alfredo

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Shrimp Alfredo

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If there's one thing I despise cooking it's pasta.  Not that I dislike pasta as a dish, I love pasta.  I simply just hate preparing the stupid stuff.  It tends to always take a longer time than the box ever says it should, and you're constantly having to mess with the temperature on your stove eye to prevent boiling over as it tends to do so with little or no cause.  It's a pity that so many excellent dishes come from pasta that I occasionally have to attempt it.

This is one such dish.  It's just simply something I randomly came up with that happened to be pretty good.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Gather Your Ingredients
  • Linguine Noodles
  • 1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 Package Frozen Microwavable Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 Package Frozen Fully Cooked Shrimp
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 large pot
  • 2 small pots (one with lid)
  • 1-2 Strainers
  • 1 Spaghetti Server
  • 1 Ladle
  • 1 Spaghetti Measurer (Optional) 

1. Pour alfredo sauce into small pot with lid and turn on low heat.

2. Fill second pot with warm water and place frozen shrimp in pot.

3. Add a liberal amount of Old Bay seasoning to your shrimp and turn on low heat.

4. Fill large pot 3/4ths full of water, turn heat on high until water begins to boil

5. Measure out how much linguine you wish you cook.
Optional: Use a spaghetti measurer to get a more accurate amount of noodles.  I was cooking for 2 so I simply utilized the 2 slot.

6. Snap linguine in half so that all of the noodles can more easily fit in the pot.
You don't have to do this but I find it easier.

7. Place Linguine in water and boil for anywhere from 10-12 minutes approx.

SIDE TIP - Keep watch over your pot and decrease the heat when the foam begins to get too high or else you are going to end up with this nonsense.

As a general rule, I tend to have the temperature at high or 9 until the foam begins to build and then I will lower the temperature to 7 or so.  Don't bother with that wooden spoon over the top of the pot trick as it doesn't actually work.

8. After 5 minutes of the pasta boiling, turn the heat on medium for the sauce, medium high for the shrimp, and microwave the broccoli.

9. After the pasta has been boiling for a solid 10-12 minutes you should pull out a single piece to test that it is fully cooked.  
If it is still chewy you need to boil it for longer.

10. Strain noodles once fully cooked.

11. Place the amount of pasta and cooked broccoli that you wish to eat on the plate.

12. Strain Shrimp

13. Pour Alfredo over top of pasta and place shrimp on top to your liking

14. Pair with Garlic Bread if you wish and enjoy!

That's all there is to it!  Sure, the linguine can be a pain at times and this dish produces a fairly large amount of dishes to clean up but it's honestly worth it.  This is absolutely delicious and I look forward to each time that we get to eat it!  May you and your family gain as much enjoyment as we have!

This is Ghost fading into the darkness.

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