Mike's EZ Seafood Alfredo & Roasted Garlic Spread Dinner

Be prepared to eat, drink and stink! This is such an easy and delicious recipe with so many culinary shortcuts! So easy in fact that four seven year olds made this meal in 30 minutes flat! So, if you love easy, rich, creamy, garlicy seafood pasta dishes – you ll definitely love this one! Just smear the roasted garlic on your fresh baked baguettes and dip in your Alfredo sauce! Excuse the overly detailed instructions on this very simple recipe. It s my newest students first documented recipe to be added to their portfolios. Anyway, congrats sweet kiddos! Great jobs!

Ingredients

  1. ● For The EZ Roasted Garlic Spread
  2. 1 Pound Fresh Garlic Cloves left whole
  3. 2 tbsp Quality Olive Oil
  4. 4 tbsp Sun Dried Tomatoes in oil
  5. 1/4 tsp Rosemary heaping
  6. 1/4 tsp Thyme heaping
  7. 1/4 tsp Dried Parsley heaping
  8. 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper heaping
  9. 1/4 tsp Salt or less to taste
  10. to taste Granulated Sugar
  11. 2 Large Sheets Tinfoil
  12. ● For The EZ Bread
  13. 1 Large Baguette Bread Loaf to be baked at home – marketside makes a great one
  14. ● For The EZ Seafood
  15. 1 (12 oz) Bag Pre-Steamed Shrimp de-shelled – de-thawed – de-veined – tails left on
  16. 1 (16 oz) Box Presteamed Frozen Clams
  17. ● For The EZ Alfredo Sauce
  18. 2 (15 oz) Jars Bertolli Garlic Alfredo Sauce one garlic alfredo – one regular alfredo
  19. 1/4 Cup Shreaded Parmasean Cheese reserves for garnish
  20. 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  21. 1 Splash Chardonnay
  22. 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  23. as needed Fresh Parsley garnish
  24. ● For The Noodles
  25. 1 Box Linguine Noodles
  26. 1 needed Quality Olive Oil to coat noodles
  27. ● For The Garnishments
  28. as needed Fresh Parsley

Method

  1. Change ● For The Seafood De-thaw shrimp in sink Leave clams in freezer until ready to serve Private Reserves or out a great steamed clam Available at Costco and Sams Club
  2. Change Start by making your roasted garlic by mixing everything together in double lined tinfoil Mix up well
  3. Change Seal garlic up tightly In a preheated 400° oven – bake for 30 minutes
  4. Change At the same time bake your bread as per manufactures directions usually 7 to 10 minutes at 400° then cover bread with a towel until youre ready to slice and serve
  5. Change Once roasted – using forks or a potato masher – mash garlic mixture well Taste test to see if youd like to add additional herbs or salt If you feel its too salty – no worries Just add additional sun dried tomatoes
  6. Change Serve garlic spread warm or room temp in small individual Ramikins for your guests
  7. Change Roasted garlic and baguettes presented by one of my 7 year old students
  8. Change Alfredo Sauce ingredients Mushrooms not pictured
  9. Change Add 2 tbsp of your roasted garlic mixture and bring all sauce ingredients to a simmer Simmer for 10 minutes
  10. Change At the same time – begin your noodle water boil with salt and a dash of olive oil Boil as per manufactures directions Usually 12 minutes
  11. Change In the last 3 minutes of your 10 minute Alfredo simmer – put in your shrimp Youre only wanting to warm them since theyre already pre -steamed
  12. Change Drain pasta and lightly coat noodles with olive oil
  13. Change Heat clams in microwave as per manufactures directions Usually 3 to 5 minutes Place any residual juices from that steam in your pasta and mix
  14. Change This was a submission by one of my 7 year old students who really wanted to try clams but couldnt stand the thought of touching their shells So the clams are all internal in this photo and out of shell Yup He wouldnt touch a single one smh
  15. Change Plate you pasta Ladle on your seafood Alfredo Sauce Top dish with whole steamed clams Garnish with parmasean cheese and fresh parsley Serve with roasted garlic spread and fresh warmed bread to the side Also pair your dish with a quality Chardonnay Enjoy!

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