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Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tbsp kosher salt
8 oz penne pasta
1 lb raw shrimp (deveined, cleaned, tail removed)
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 cup heavy cream
cup parmesan cheese
cherry tomatoes

Directions:
Directions:
1. Add salt to pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook past to al dente doneness. Before draining, scoop out at least 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 and tomatoes 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 and tomatoes 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, shrimp and tomatoes and stir to coat. If sauce needs to be thinned, add pasta water, one tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes

 

 

 

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