Friday, February 17, 2012

Zesty Artichoke Alfredo

I threw this together making it up as I went along and it actually turned out very nice!

I love this with crab! You can serve with crab cakes or just add some crab to your Alfredo sauce. It also is great for dipping bread sticks in.

Zesty Artichoke Alfredo

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet of Italian dressing mix
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes
  • 1 cup milk
In a skillet heat butter on medium high. As it melts quickly stir in 1 Tbsp of flour. As it forms a paste add 1/4 cup of cream. Repeat this with the flour and cream until you have used it up. Use a whisk and work fast or your flour will form clumps. If it's too thick, repeat process with milk until you get a thick yet runny consistency. Also to increase the amount of sauce continue this process until you achieve the amount you desire. Stir in garlic (I always add extra garlic) and half of dressing mix. There is a lot of sodium in dressing mix so usually half is enough however if you would like more go right ahead. The dressing mix I use comes from Germany and is Knorr brand. I like it because it's very tangy and zesty. To add tang to your sauce just add a little lemon juice or 1/2 Tbsp of white wine vinegar. Stir in artichokes and cheese. At this point you can add your crab meat if you choose to.

Serve over your favorite pasta and top with Mozzarella cheese and parsley. I love to serve with garlic bread and sparkling grape juice!

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