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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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Thursday 2nd of March 2017

This IS a great Mardi Gras inspired dish! YUM

Cindy Kerschner

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

This shrimp dish looks delicious! Perfect choice for Mardi Gras!

Mike T

Monday 27th of February 2017

I've never been there for Mardi Gras, but I did get down there a few years ago when they were hosting the Final Four. Love, love LOVE the cuisine. I had lunch at Paul Prudhomme's restaurant, dinner at Emeril, and dinner at John Besh's Restaurant August. All were incredibly tasty!

I can't imagine what it's like for the Mardi Gras festivities. My sister lived down there before Katrina, and she said she just wanted to get out of town because it was crazy.

Tara

Monday 27th of February 2017

Love the addition of the lemon olive oil! This sounds incredible.

Denise Wright

Monday 27th of February 2017

This looks so creamy and flavorful! I love a good pasta dish and I think my hubby will love this recipe! Can't wait to try it.