Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

The combination of pasta, creamy sauce, garlic, and tender shrimp is irresistible. While this meal is a treat, it only takes a few minutes to make.
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  • Serves: 5 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg yolk, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Put a large pot of water on to boil. Once boiling, season generously with salt and add the fettuccine. Stir and cook according to package directions until al dente .
  4. Step 4

    Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and let melt. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook without moving just until pink on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Step 6

    Flip the shrimp and add the garlic. Cook until the shrimp is cooked through, another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a plate and set aside, leaving behind the garlic and butter.
  7. Step 7

    Whisk in the heavy cream and egg yolk mixture, scraping the bottom of the pan. Cook until hot but not boiling, stirring frequently. If needed, keep warm over low heat until the pasta is almost ready.
  8. Step 8

    Once the pasta is almost done, return the heat to medium and add the Parmesan gradually, stirring after each addition until melted. Cook and stir for a few minutes, until slightly thickened.
  9. Step 9

    Once the sauce has thickened a bit and the pasta is drained, add the hot pasta to the sauce and toss until the sauce thoroughly coats the noodles. Taste and season, if needed.
  10. Step 10

    If the sauce is too thick, add the pasta water a splash at a time, tossing after each addition, until the desired consistency is reached.
  11. Step 11

    Add the shrimp back to the pan and toss. Top with the parsley and serve immediately.