Angel Hair

Shrimp Alfredo

Angel Hair Shrimp Alfredo

                      

Italian seasoned shrimp wrapped in angel hair pasta, dipped in a creamy Alfredo sauce joined with fresh basil & spinach pesto.

 

 

 12 raw large shrimp peeled, deveined with tails on

1/4 pound angel hair pasta cooked in salted water

Alfredo Sauce (recipe below)

Pesto Sauce (recipe below)

Italian Seasoning (recipe below)

Olive Oil

12-1 ounce shot glasses

 

Stretch out strands of angel hair pasta into groups of 5 or more and lay on a large cutting board or large platter.  Spraying pasta with water will help keep from clumping together.  Place raw shrimp on a plate and sprinkle both sides with the Italian seasoning.  Wrap each shrimp in the center with grouped angel hair pasta.  Pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sized saute pan and heat over medium.  Place 4-5 shrimp at a time in hot oil and cook on each side for about 1 minute.  Do not overcook.  Place cooked shrimp on a plate lines with paper towel.  Fill each shot glass halfway with Alfredo sauce and place a shrimp in each one. Pipe or spoon pesto sauce around sides of shrimp.  Serve

 

 Alfredo Sauce

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cups heavy cream

1/4 teaspon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese room temperature

 

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Add heavy cream, garlic powder, salt  and stir. Bring to a simmer and gradually add Parmesan cheese while stirring.  Immediately pulse in a food processor for 10 seconds.  Cover and let cool.

 

Pesto Sauce

1/2 cup fresh compacted spinach

1/2 cup fresh compacted basil 

2 large cloves garlic

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup pine nuts

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse untill smooth.  Do not over pulse or pesto will become dark.  

 

Italian Seasoning

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.