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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Alfredo

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Alfredo made with lemony seasoned shrimp, fettuccine and an addictive cheesy cream sauce. A busy weeknight favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 482

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INGREDIENTS

  • 16 ounces fettuccine noodles
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsps)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dried chives, optional
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bring pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. (we like al dente). Reserve 1 cup of pasta water for the sauce.
  • Meanwhile, season your shrimp with lemon pepper seasoning. In large skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink, 1 - 2 minutes per side*. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Into the skillet, add the remaining butter and the garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook 2 - 3 minutes until flour is no longer raw. Whisk in cream, milk, lemon juice and chives. Bring sauce to a simmer, reduce heat and stir in parmesan cheese. Continue stirring until cheese is melted and the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Drain cooked pasta and add to the pan. Toss to coat with sauce. If sauce is too thick, thin with a splash of reserved pasta water. Add shrimp and toss gently to combine. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with additional parmesan cheese and lemon slices.

NOTES

Cook the shrimp until it's just done, otherwise the shrimp will get tough and chewy. Once the shrimp is opaque, remove it promptly from the pan so it stops cooking.
I used jumbo shrimp to make this recipe and cooked the shrimp about 1-1/2 minutes per side. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp you are using. Start with 1 minute per side and go from there.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American

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