Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This is a quick and clean dinner recipe with simply the right quantity of kick! gentle complete shrimp smothered in a quick and smooth highly spiced cream sauce with just the proper quantity of perfectly cooked pasta. YUM!

This Cajun Shrimp Pasta dinner recipe has everything you may in all likelihood need. smooth and succulent shrimp is covered in the cajun seasoning which adds simply the right quantity of flavor. The cream sauce only takes a few minutes to come back together and the pasta soaks up all the flavor.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

There are two things i will usually make for dinner with a view to have my circle of relatives drooling: shrimp and pasta. on the nights once I pass that greater mile and actually make home made pasta, all of us devour manner an excessive amount of due to the fact not anything quite beats the flavor of fresh pasta. but, maximum nights name for a fast and clean dinner, so dried pasta from the store is in order.

I wasn’t certain if my kids would really like the cajun seasoning, and even though it became greater highly spiced than the foods they typically devour, they sincerely couldn’t face up to the reality that I made sauteed shrimp with pasta in a cream sauce. It’s essentially their love language. The apples don’t fall some distance from the tree!

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 pound raw shrimp deveined, cleaned, tail removed
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add salt to pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente doneness. Before draining, scoop out at least 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Drain pasta and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp and sauce. Combine shrimp with cajun seasoning and olive oil in bowl. Toss to combine.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add butter and melt. Add shrimp in a single layer and cook until golden brown on each side, turning only once. You may have to cook shrimp in two batches to allow enough room. Once done cooking, transfer cooked shrimp to a clean plate and reduce heat to medium low.
  4. Add heavy cream to pan and scrape bottoms to release any food that is stuck to the bottom. Allow cream to bubble. Reduce heat to low and stir in parmesan cheese to melt. Add cooked pasta and shrimp and stir to coat. If sauce needs to be thinned, add pasta water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.

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