This is a really fabulous pasta dish that takes little time to throw together, and often I have a lot of the ingredients on hand. It has great flavor and I love that the amount of “kick” is easily adapted to your own taste by adjusting the amount of Cajun seasoning you use. It is also a fairly healthy meal thanks to the addition of lots of yummy veggies and shrimp. Thanks to Elly for another wonderful dinner!
Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Cream Sauce
4-6 oz. cooked pasta (fettuccine, spaghetti)
1 tbsp. butter
½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 oz. sliced mushrooms
¼-½ onion, diced
1 cup thinly sliced bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ – 1 tbsp. flour
1/3 cup half and half
salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning to taste
Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and sprinkle liberally with Cajun seasoning. Sauté in pan 1 minute per side, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the mushrooms, onion, peppers and garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are tender. Add the flour and stir to cook off its rawness. Add the half and half and stir, thickening. Return the shrimp to the pan and cook until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper (and more Cajun seasoning, if desired.) Toss with hot pasta and serve.
Source: adapted from Elly Says Opa!