How to Make: Jerk Shrimp Linguine Alfredo
Contributed by: @MalaikaMalz
Alfredo is one of the simplest but delicious Italian pasta sauces with one of (almost) everyone's favourite ingredients - cheese! It's always good to add a little twist so sauteed jerk shrimp and broccoli creates a fusion dish that you may never thought could work. This is what I call a "feel good" dish as it is packed with lots of rich flavours!
Serves 2 -4 people Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins
330g shrimp 4 tsp jerk seasoning 15g butter (for the shrimps) 100g butter (for the Alfredo) 4 cloves of finely chopped garlic 2 cup double cream 1 cup of Gran Padano cheese 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1 tsp chicken stock granules Pinch of salt (to taste) Pinch of white pepper 200g Broccoli florets 1/4 tsp brown sugar 400g Fresh linguine pasta
Cracked black pepper
1. Butterfly your prawns by cutting along the back and removing any veins. 2. Add jerk seasoning to prawns and mix well. 3. To a frying pan melt 15g of butter. 4. Add your shrimps to the pan and sauté until they are cooked through – add more jerk seasoning if you wish. 5. Once cooked remove the shrimps (and any juices) from the pan so they don't overcook and set aside.
Following the instructions on the packet cook your fresh pasta and set aside.
Prep your broccoli florets by cutting them into small pieces and removing excess stalk. Allow it to steam whilst you make your sauce.
1. In a saucepan melt 100g of butter. 2. Add your chopped garlic and chicken stock granules and sauté for 2-3 minutes until golden. 3. Pour in your double cream, salt and white pepper and mix well (with a wooden spoon). 4. Bring to a low boil and then leave to simmer for 6-8 minutes until it thickens. 5. Remove from the heat and add your Parmesan, Gran Padano and brown sugar and mix well.
1. To a bowl add your linguine, broccoli and shrimps & mix. 2. Pour over your Alfredo sauce and mix well. 3. Serve in a pasta bowl and sprinkle some cracked black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
In case you were wondering...
You can serve this with garlic bread and a nice white wine, my choice is Barefoot Moscato.
Parmesan cheese has a sharp taste so the brown sugar helps to make the sauce less tart to accommodate the jerk shrimp.
If broccoli is not for you, you can opt for asparagus or sugar snap peas.
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