Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
2 cups 2% milk
4 ounces cream cheese
2 Tbs flour
½ tsp salt
3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs minced garlic
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese or 3 cheese blend
â…“ cup parmesan cheese (optional)
Pepper to taste
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
Parsley to garnish
Using a hand mixer or blender, mix together the milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt until smooth, set aside
In a saucepan, melt butter and add garlic. Satue garlic for about a minute, then add in peeled and deveined shrimp
Cook 3-5 minutes, until pink, and just barely cooked through
Remove shrimp from pan, leave garlic and butter drippings in saucepan
Add milk mixture to the pan, and stir for 4 minutes on medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and keep stirring for about 6 more minutes until is starts to thicken.
Remove from heat, add grated cheese and Parmesan
Cover, let stand for about 5 minutes.
Add shrimp into sauce and let stand another 5 minutes
Serve over noodles of choice. (1 lb package is sufficient)
Garnish with some dried parsley
If you want to make this lower fat, substitute a fat free cream cheese, low fat milk option, and cut down the butter, or leave it out. Fat adds flavor, so keep that in mind, but this can be a really great guiltless meal.
A few tips:
Rinse your shrimp well before cooking so you donâ€™t get a â€œfishyâ€ taste in your sauce.
Stir the garlic so it doesnâ€™t burn.
Keep stirring when you pour the milk mixture in, you donâ€™t want it to burn.
If you donâ€™t eat all of it in one sitting, when reheating add milk to get to the desired consistency as it will get thicker!