Shrimp Alfredo

This morning I stopped off at the Monday Organic Market just in front of the Puertas del Sol Bridge where Melatte Coffee is.  I purchased a bunch of Spinach and my wife did the magic.

 

 

There is no better comfort food than a creamy and decadent cheese sauce with rich bits of salty cheese. It’s true, alfredo sauce just cannot be topped…but it certainly can be improved upon, simplified, and healthied up. It just takes a few minor adjustments and some quick cooking tips to make this one pot shrimp Alfredo!

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo

My absolute favorite part of this one pan recipe is that it goes from raw shrimp to a creamy sauce so quickly! Because you are cooking everything in a series of quick steps, getting dinner on the table and in your belly is less of a marathon and more of a sprint. Plus, you can put this sweet and salty sauce on top of any low-carb vegetable and it’s amazing. Pictured below is the sauce and shrimp over a bed of fiber packed greens but you could do anything from cauliflower rice to zoodles.

The second most appealing alteration of this recipe is that it uses a mixture of milk and cream cheese as the sauce to take out the agonizing “cooking down” portion of making alfredo. Just a little butter, cream cheese, milk, and Parmesan makes this sauce come together in a snap. Dried herbs are also perfect for a quick meal with minimal prep work and they are easy to keep on hand!

Yields 4 servings of One Pot Shrimp Alfredo

THE PREPARATION

  • 1 tablespoon butter, salted
  • 1 pound shrimp, raw*
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 5 whole sun dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • ¼ cup baby kale

*Cleaned plus tails and shell removed.

THE EXECUTION

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
2. Add the shrimp to the skillet and reduce heat to medium low.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
3. Turn the shimp after about 30 seconds and cook the other side until they are only slightly pink. This is important because the sauce will continue to cook the shrimp once it is added. If you over cook the shrimp it will become tough and rubbery!

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
4. Add cream cheese cubes to the shrimp pan.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
5. Pour milk into pan and increase your heat to medium. Stir frequently until the cream cheese has melted into the milk and no lumps are present.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
6. Sprinkle the garlic, basil, and salt into the pan and stir well.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo

7. Dump in the Parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Let simmer until the sauce begins to thicken.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
8. Complete the dish by folding in sun dried tomatoes and baby kale or spinach.

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo
9. Remove from heat and serve hot!

One Pot Shrimp Alfredo

 

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Salmon, Shrimps, Scallops

Buy 12 portions of salmon and get the 13th portion free. All the usual suspects will be available for purchase at the Tutto Matto Bazaar – Saturday Feb. 17th

* Rainbow Trout
* Paiche (Amazonian White Fish that taste like Halibut)
* Organic Shrimp
* Smoked Salmon
* Smoked Trout
* Organic Tilapia

Traveling Salmon

I will be selling my fish at the following locations:

Friday Jan19th 10:00 – 12;00 pm Alegría Organics – Edificio Terrassas
Tres de Noviembreat the corner of Los Cipreses
next door of peluqueria “Jamy”

Friday Jan 19th 2:00 – 3:30 pm Hummus Restaurant – the restaurant is located a small parque (Parque Santa Anita), at the interesection of Rafael Torres Y Santiago Carrasco (2 blocks east of the 911 building).

Saturday Jan 20th 10:00 – 3:00 pm Gran Feria Tutto Matto

All the usual suspects will be available for purchase

* Salmon
* Rainbow Trout
* Bay Scallops
* Organic Shrimp
* Paiche
* Smoked Salmon and Smoked Trout

I have  specials on Lamb

  • Ground Lamb
  • Lamb Chops
  • Lamb Sausage

I have specials on Duck

  • Whole Duck
  • Duck Breast

 

Win A Prize!

Come and see me at the Grand Feria tomorrow only and say that you saw this on  Cuenca Tech Life and I will give you a Fish Prize. No purchase necessary.

 

GRAND FERIA Christmas charity event “SMILES OF HOPE”

Join us for two days of Christmas Fair in the Seminario San Luis Courtyard right next to the new cathedral at parque Calderon.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY DECEMBER 08 & 09 of December from 10am to 5pm
with your participation you are supporting the following organizations:
Hogar esperanza, Hogar Emaus, CETAP Lucy, Hogar Los Angeles, Casa Maria Amor
for more info click here: http://www.hogaresperanza.org/en/events/

Win A $47 Side Of Salmon Saturday 8/26

Enjoy a Paiche Lunch At Sunrise Cafe And Possibly Win A $47 Side Of Salmon.

Paiche Lunch at Sunrise Cafe Saturday Aug. 26th 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Sunrise will only cook 40 paiche meals.

Enjoy a fantastic paiche lunch. Come to me in the back of Sunrise Cafe and purchase a minimum of one piece of paiche at $3.50 (Regular price is $4.50). Your ticket will be entered in the raffle . Drawing is at 3:00 pm. You don’t have to be present to win.

* one ticket per person

Salmon, Scallops And Paiche

Eating salmon increases your cardiovascular health. Salmon contains high levels of the omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA.  When eaten two to three times per week, salmon can protect you from problems such as heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.

Scallops are the new power food. Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. One 3-ounce serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 95 calories. They’re also a good source of both magnesium and potassium.

Paiche a 6 oz. serving of Paiche contains the following nutrients

Calories 178 Sodium 1 mg
Total Fat 2 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 40 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

The usual suspects will also be available for purchase- Fresh Rainbow Trout, Organic Tilapia, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Trout and Organic Shrimp

You can find all of the above at the following locations this week

Monday 6/19  Bayou Cafe (Los Fresnos y Arirumba) 2:00 -3:30 pm

Tuesday 6/20 Sunrise Care (Calle Larga y Ben. Malo) 9:00 -1:00 pm

Saturday 6/24 Santa Canela (Calle Larga 3-82) 10:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

5 Year Anniversary

Thank you Cuenca Tech Life subscribers for challenging me to keep this blog an interesting time in my life and perhaps providing you with some interesting tech observations and predictions.

So what has changed since last year:

  • Only an educated guess but I think Cuenca now has about 7K expats
  • Smartphones continues to be the number one subject followed by photos
  • Fiber Optic is now cheaper than ever 50 mps for $60
  • The Tranvia is now 85% complete only a 23% increase since last year and predicted to open in Oct 2017 almost 2 years behind schedule
  • Ecuador will elect a new president today
  • I now am officially  a Fish Monger and you can see more of my product offering at this link
  • Google and Amazon introduced their new smart speakers (Google Home and Echo) and I predict they will be the next paradigm shift in technology. There are more than 13 million of these products in homes as of this writing.

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