Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

I have to admit, I am kinda in love with this dish!  It was the perfect amount of spice for everyone.   This tastes like something that I would order at a restaurant, but it was oh so easy to make at home!  I can't wait to put it on the menu again!  The sweet peppers are a perfect addition to the pasta.  I just might add a few more next time.  You should definitely make this NOW!

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of uncooked Shrimp (remove shells, veins, and tails)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Minced Garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup of Red Pepper- diced
  • 1/2 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese (plus a little for grating on top)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 16 oz Box of Linguini
Serves 5

I used frozen shrimp, so just before I was ready to cook them I put them in a colander and rinsed them with very cold water to thaw them.  Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel.  Toss the shrimp with 1 Tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning and set aside.  Start pot of water for Linguini and cook according to package.  Melt butter in large skillet on a med-high heat and add the seasoned shrimp.

Saute the shrimp until they begin to turn pink then add the diced red pepper, minced garlic, and black pepper.  Cook another minute or two until shrimp it cooked all the way.
Turn the heat to med and add the cream, basil, and Parmesan cheese.  Simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.  When pasta is cooked drain and add to shrimp and sauce and stir.  Serve with a little more Parmesan cheese on top.  Enjoy!

If you like this check out Lemon Grass Skewered Shrimp and Tequila Lime Shrimp.

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