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Blackened Shrimp Pasta {Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta}

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Blackened Shrimp Pasta is a creamy cajun shrimp pasta. This recipe for blackened shrimp is with a creamy sauce that makes this shrimp pasta amazing!

Blackened Shrimp Pasta {Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta}

Shrimp pasta

I love good shrimp pasta! My favorite creamy shrimp pasta is, of course, shrimp alfredo. Did you know you can make creamy shrimp pasta with a kick? Yep by simply adding in some blackened seasoning.

Blackened Shrimp Pasta {Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta}

Blackened Shrimp

I recently discovered this blackened seasoning from  Chef Eddie Tancredi called etc from a food trade show. I really wanted to make a blackened shrimp with it. Sure I could do a blackened salmon, but a blackened shrimp sounded much better.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

If I am using blackened seasoning, then why not make this a cajun shrimp pasta. For balance in this cajun shrimp pasta, I decided to make it with a creamy cheese sauce, like alfredo. This creamy shrimp pasta is perfect for a filling dinner.

What is blackened seasoning?

What is blackened seasoning? Blackened seasoning is a blend of smoked paprika, onions powder, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, dried thyme, oregano, and cayenne pepper. It does have a bit of heat, but blackened seasoning to me also has a smokey taste to it as well.

Plus blackened seasoning isn’t as hot as a cajun seasoning in my opinion. So if you want a cajun recipe but you are afraid of the heat, then try a blackened seasoning instead.

Blackened Shrimp Pasta {Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta}

Blackened Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Yield: 4 servings

Blackened Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Blackened Shrimp Pasta is a creamy cajun shrimp pasta. This recipe for blackened shrimp is with a creamy sauce that makes this shrimp pasta amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dry linguine
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Olive Oil
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Blackened Seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, heat up the olive oil in a saute pan.
  3. Add the Blackened Seasoning
  4. Make sure the shrimp is covered in the seasoning. Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the green onions to the pan.
  6. Next, pour cream into the skillet. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly until just boiling.
  7. Simmer 8 minutes, or until thickened.
  8. Stir in cheese, blending well.
  9. Drain pasta. Put onto a plate.
  10. Last, top the pasta with the shrimp and sauce.
  11. Serve it up and ENJOY!

Notes

If you do not have lemon olive oil, try regular olive oil and add a tablespoon of lemon juice to it

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 838Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 292mgSodium: 1962mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

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