I had purchased a bag of shrimp for us to eat on New Year’s Eve. That did not work out as planned because Tim had to work. That’s ok. Life goes on.
We needed a quick easy meal the other night, and I figured we should probably use those shrimp up sooner rather than later. This recipe is quick, easy and yummy!
It was found over at https://centslessdeals.com/cajun-shrimp-pasta/
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
1 Tablespoon salt (We did not use this.)
8 ounces penne pasta (We used angel hair.)
1 pound raw shrimp, deveined, cleaned, tails removed
2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Parmesan (We did not measure.)
Add salt to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente doneness. Drain pasta and set aside.
While pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp and sauce. Combine shrimp with Cajun seasoning and olive oil in a bowl. Toss to combine.
Heat a 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. Once done cooking, transfer cooked shrimp to a clean plate and reduce heat to medium low.
Add heavy cream to pan and scrape bottom 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. Stir to coat. (We put it all in the pot used to cook the pasta to be sure there was enough room.)