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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cajun Shrimp Pasta | Easy Skillet Meal

I love when one day completely changes your mindset about a week (or your month in my case). But anyway more about that tomorrow. Today I have one of my very favorite and easiest meals on the blog today. 

This recipe for Cajun Shrimp Pasta is--not joking--the bomb.com. It's creamy and spicy and......ah you just have to try it because it's too absolutely delicious for words to tell. 


Also it takes less than 30 minutes from beginning to end to make this deliciousness. Think zesty shrimp scampi meets creamy alfredo pasta. The first time I made this for Zach, he pretty much begged me to make it at least two or three times a month. That's saying something coming from my hubby, friends. 


CAJUN SHRIMP PASTA
Serves 2
Ready in about 25 minutes

1/2 to 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used frozen shrimp because I'm cheap!)
2 tbsp sriracha 
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
12 oz pasta noodles, cooked according to the directions (I like to use shells)
1/4 c diced white onion
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
4 tbsp butter
1/4 c flour
1 1/2 c milk or heavy cream
2-3 tbsp cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 


First off if you're using frozen shrimp, make sure it's completely thawed and patted dry. In a medium bowl combine the shrimp, a few teaspoons of the cajun seasoning and the sriracha sauce to marinate. The longer the better! 

Now in a medium pan, melt your butter and saute your onions and garlic for about 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Stir in your flour until it clumps together and forms a roux. 

Slowly whisk in your milk/cream until the mixture is smooth. Stir in about 2 tbsp of cajun seasoning (for us this is just the right amount of spice but definitely start out small if you don't enjoy things on the spicier side). Add your cooked pasta and your shrimp and stir to coat. 

Continue to stir until shrimp is heated through and sauce is just below a simmer. Serve warm and garnish with a few red pepper flakes and parsley. 

And as always ENJOY!! 


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cajun Shrimp Pasta | Easy Skillet Meal

I love when one day completely changes your mindset about a week (or your month in my case). But anyway more about that tomorrow. Today I have one of my very favorite and easiest meals on the blog today. 

This recipe for Cajun Shrimp Pasta is--not joking--the bomb.com. It's creamy and spicy and......ah you just have to try it because it's too absolutely delicious for words to tell. 


Also it takes less than 30 minutes from beginning to end to make this deliciousness. Think zesty shrimp scampi meets creamy alfredo pasta. The first time I made this for Zach, he pretty much begged me to make it at least two or three times a month. That's saying something coming from my hubby, friends. 


CAJUN SHRIMP PASTA
Serves 2
Ready in about 25 minutes

1/2 to 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used frozen shrimp because I'm cheap!)
2 tbsp sriracha 
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
12 oz pasta noodles, cooked according to the directions (I like to use shells)
1/4 c diced white onion
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
4 tbsp butter
1/4 c flour
1 1/2 c milk or heavy cream
2-3 tbsp cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 


First off if you're using frozen shrimp, make sure it's completely thawed and patted dry. In a medium bowl combine the shrimp, a few teaspoons of the cajun seasoning and the sriracha sauce to marinate. The longer the better! 

Now in a medium pan, melt your butter and saute your onions and garlic for about 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Stir in your flour until it clumps together and forms a roux. 

Slowly whisk in your milk/cream until the mixture is smooth. Stir in about 2 tbsp of cajun seasoning (for us this is just the right amount of spice but definitely start out small if you don't enjoy things on the spicier side). Add your cooked pasta and your shrimp and stir to coat. 

Continue to stir until shrimp is heated through and sauce is just below a simmer. Serve warm and garnish with a few red pepper flakes and parsley. 

And as always ENJOY!! 


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