Have you tried a particularly good seafood alfredo?
Having some friends over pre-Christmas.
Thinking of making crab cakes with onion, and would love to make an imitation crab alfredo but that might be too much.
Do you have a recommendation for a type of seafood that would be delicious in alfredo?
Thanking in advance for any help : )
- CammieLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Alfredo is a very heavy sauce.Not everyone can handle all that milk , cheese and pasta.New recipe idea:Bring dry pasta to a boil, when it comes to a boil add frozen shrimp and a couple of minutes later, add a box of frozen spinach. Dress with olive oil and some cheese and garlic.Have a great salad and even a loaf of bread.
for dessert, serve a sorbet with rolled cookies.
- deniseLv 74 weeks ago
Lightly saute'd prawns or small salmon / tuna [chunks] would be good in alfredo.
Maybe adding a little chopped dill / parsley, near the end of cooking would enhance the seafood elements.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Scallops or shrimp. I'd cook them separately. Just sear the seafood in butter then add in top of the pasta and sauce.
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 74 weeks ago
One of our dishes for guests is Shrimp Alfredo. Good stuff!
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- ckngbbblsLv 74 weeks ago
having crab cakes and seafood alfredo is in essence having 2 entrees.
Pick one or the other.
- Nikki PLv 74 weeks ago
If you are going to do REAL crab cakes please forget the fake stuff for an alfredo.
I would do ..
A very hearty Corn chowder or even a seafood chowder.
A rustic bread
If you want a salad a nice slaw would be good.
If you want veggies as a side roasted veggies an assortment of veggies.
Pie or a bread pudding for dessert.
- A.J.Lv 74 weeks ago
I can't say I never ate imitation crab, but ground up pollock, starch, egg whites, sugar, salt and a flavoring doesn't have any crab in it at all and to me, tastes nothing like crab. Crab cakes made without crab is no better.
Shrimp, Bay or Sea Scallops, real crab
Or make a clam chowder soup with clams.
You can cheat for cost on the size of shrimp and variety of crab.
I would make something different rather than use imitation crab.
Per comment, as long as staying with real, it's OK, and either clam, or various shrimp-corn chowders are less common and excellent in flavor.