Sunday night, Zach requested My Famous Shrimp Alfredo. We eat more pasta than we probably should, but I figure it’s because, well, it’s yummy. The recipe is actually published, and world famous as it’s been tried by folks as far away as Norway. You can get the recipe here. I cheat in this recipe and use jarred alfredo- though when I’m not in a hurry I am known to make it from *scratch. When I was in Texas I used to purchase my garlic butter at the local grocer, but alas, there is no grocer here who makes it, so I’ve resorted to making my own. That recipe hasn’t been submitted for scrutiny yet, so I thought I’d share it with you good folks, first. That is, of course, assuming you’re interested in making your own garlic butter.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 loaf of french bread (I use half for the first meal, and the other portion for the leftovers)
1 stick of butter (I used Smart Balance)- but as long as it’s unsalted you should be good.
2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh garlic
2 teaspooons of garlic salt (or more if you desire extra garlic!)
3-4 teaspoons of parsley- fresh would be best, but dried works (I don’t have fresh right now)
1 teaspoon oregano (again fresh is best, but out of the spice jar works fine too).
1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus extra for sprinkling on the bread
Make sure that your butter is soft- room temperature, and begin to stir it in a small/medium sized bowl.
Add your fresh chopped garlic, mixing well. Then add the garlic salt, parsley and oregano.
Mix well. You can taste it at this point to make sure it’s to your liking. Really you can’t go wrong here.
Once those are well mixed, add your parmesan cheese.
Spread onto julianned slices of french bread and bake in a 425 degree oven for 5-8 minutes depending upon how crunchy/soft you like your bread to be. With a minute to go or so, sprinkle some more fresh parmesan on the bread and enjoy! I’m telling you- it’s so yummy.