10 Steps to Perfect Shrimp Alfredo

Begin by cooking your favorite pasta according to package instructions until it's al dente. Don't forget to salt your water for added flavor!

While the pasta is cooking, prepare your shrimp by cleaning and deveining them.

Pat them dry with paper towels to ensure they cook evenly.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, being careful not to burn it.

Once the garlic is golden brown, add the cleaned shrimp to the skillet. Cook them until they turn pink and opaque, usually around 2-3 minutes per side.

Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a subtle kick. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences.

Once the shrimp are cooked through, remove them from the skillet and set them aside.

In the same skillet, pour in heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer. Allow it to reduce slightly to thicken, stirring occasionally.

Gradually sprinkle in grated Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly to create a creamy sauce. Be patient and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.

Once the sauce is smooth and velvety, add the cooked shrimp back into the skillet. Stir gently to coat the shrimp evenly with the Alfredo sauce.

Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley and additional Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy your homemade Shrimp Alfredo masterpiece!