Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seafood Alfredo

I found a GREAT deal the other day: a mix of fresh seafood for only $1.50! The mix contained squid, cuttlefish tentacle, shrimped, mussels, and, unfortunately, imitation crab. I eventually just took out the imitation crab. I had no idea it was possible to get so much seafood for so cheap. It was enough for about 3 or 4 servings. I would highly recommend purchasing a seafood mix like this, but making sure it has very little imitation crab (so that you can throw it away without guilt).

1 Mix of Seafood (I picked mine up at the Safeway meat and seafood department)
1 jar of Alfredo sauce
About 1/3 of a box of noodles (I prefer shell noodles with this sort of dish)
1-2 Tablespoons of butter

First, cook your seafood in a frying pan with butter, over a medium low heat. Look at how tasty it is.

As you heat your seafood, boil the water for your pasta. If all is timed well, the you should be adding your noodles to the water at the same time as you begin mixing together your sauce.
Once the seafood is cooked, strain the butter and combine with a jar of Alfredo sauce. Then heat over a medium heat, stirring often. You may add garlic salt, Italian seasoning, or any other flavor you might desire.
When the noodles are tender, strain them. Then serve and enjoy.

This was a delicious way to begin the semester. I made this once, then took the leftovers and stretched it out over a couple of very busy days. It could be better improved by adding a second jar of sauce (I prefer to combine 1 jar of light Alfredo sauce with 1 jar of regular Alfredo). There was definitely enough seafood to double the sauce.
I am very much looking forward to another great semester full of terrific food and fantastic courses. Of course, I'm sure in a couple weeks when I'm taking exams and writing papers, I'll have a completely different opinion of this semester. Until then, though, I am thrilled to be back.

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