East Meets West Alfredo: Creamy Curry Alfredo With Shrimp

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This isn’t your grandma’s alfredo. We’re taking the classic Italian comfort food on a global adventure, infusing it with Asian flavors for a creamy, flavorful fusion that will tantalize your taste buds. Get ready for a symphony of textures and tastes, where the richness of parmesan cheese meets the brightness of ginger and soy sauce.


Cream Cheese Alfredo Pasta Recipe By Food Fusion
Cream Cheese Alfredo Pasta Recipe By Food Fusion

1 pound dried fettuccine or other long pasta

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Cook the Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions for al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of the pasta water.

    2. Sauté the Aromatics: While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.

    3. Build the Sauce: Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper to the skillet. Whisk to combine and bring to a simmer.

    4. Incorporate the Pasta: Add the cooked pasta and reserved pasta water to the sauce. Toss gently to coat the pasta evenly in the sauce. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more pasta water until you reach a desired creamy consistency.

    5. Customize Your Fusion: If using, add the shiitake mushrooms and broccoli florets to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

    6. Serve and Enjoy: Plate the creamy alfredo pasta and garnish with a sprinkle of extra Parmesan cheese and chopped chives (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Note: This is an approximate nutritional value based on the ingredients listed. Actual values may vary depending on the specific brands used.

    Calories: 700

  • Fat: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 800mg (depending on soy sauce)
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 25g

  • Conclusion:

    This creamy fusion alfredo is a delicious example of how even classic dishes can be elevated with a touch of global inspiration. The richness of the parmesan and cream is beautifully balanced by the bright ginger and savory soy sauce, creating a truly unique and satisfying experience. So next time you’re craving a comforting pasta dish, ditch the traditional and embrace the exciting world of culinary fusion!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Can I use a different type of pasta?

    Absolutely! While fettuccine is a classic choice for its ability to hold the sauce, any long pasta like linguine, tagliatelle, or even spaghetti will work well in this recipe.

    2. What vegetarian protein can I add to this dish?

    For a protein boost, consider adding crumbled tofu, chickpeas, or chopped tempeh to the pan along with the vegetables.

    3. How can I make this dish vegan?

    Substitute the butter with olive oil or vegan butter, and use a vegan parmesan cheese alternative. Opt for a plant-based milk substitute like unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk instead of heavy cream.

    4. What other vegetables can I add?

    The possibilities are endless! Feel free to experiment with other vegetables you enjoy, such as baby spinach, bell peppers, asparagus, or snow peas.

    5. Can I make this dish ahead of time?