6.28.2009

shrimp alfredo pasta

ingredients (serves 2):
1/2 lb fusili (or any medium sized pasta: penne, farfalle, etc)
a bit of butter
handful of button mushrooms, cut into eighths or fourths
8 oz alfredo sauce (for me it was 1/2 the jar)
handful of [precooked] shrimp, each cut in half so they're still fat, not long
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
parmesan cheese (for garnish)

directions:
bring a pot of water to a boil, add pasta, cook as directed. on medium heat, add butter to a skillet, then mushrooms and sauté until almost finished. reduce heat to medium low and add alfredo, cook until warm. lastly add the shrimp until warm (you don't want the shrimp warming the whole time or else everything will be extra shrimpy).
add the sauce to the pasta. then add basil, mix throughout. last add the parmesan and any leftover basil for a garnish.
yumm.

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