Friday, December 21, 2012

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic

1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
1 tbs cajun seasoning
1/4 pound raw shrimp, medium sized ones work best for this
1 cup fat free half and half
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Peel, de-vein  and remove tails the shrimp, basically whatever is necessary so that you don't have to work  between bites of food. In my opinion, there is nothing more annoying, than sitting down to eat a nice dinner and having to remove things before each bite. I hate it. 
So take care of that, and set them to the side. Then, combine your olive oil, garlic, cajun seasoning and mushrooms, saute over medium heat until the mushrooms start to soften.  Add the prepared shrimp to the pan and cook until they begin to lose their transparency. Add cream, Parmesan and nutmeg, and continue cooking until the shrimp are no longer transparent. Salt and pepper to taste. 
Another thing I love to add is spinach. Toss in a few handfuls of fresh spinach after you have cooked the sauce for a few minutes. Let it wilt down and you have a very delicious meal.

If you are short on time, substitute low fat Alfredo sauce for the half and half, Parmesan and nutmeg.

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