Cajun Shrimp Pasta.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

You can cook Cajun Shrimp Pasta using 16 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Cajun Shrimp Pasta

  1. You need of large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed.
  2. Prepare of andouille sausage.
  3. You need of cajun seasoning.
  4. You need of red bell pepper, thinly sliced.
  5. You need of dried thyme.
  6. You need of smoked paprika.
  7. You need of brown sugar.
  8. Prepare of medium yellow onion, thinly sliced.
  9. It’s of – 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped.
  10. It’s of crushed tomatoes.
  11. It’s of chicken broth.
  12. Prepare of Worcestershire sauce.
  13. Prepare of heavy cream.
  14. It’s of fettuccine.
  15. You need of Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  16. You need of Grated Parmesan and chopped parsley, for serving.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta step by step

  1. Bring large pot of water to boil for pasta..
  2. Toss shrimp with 1 – 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning and coat well Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and drizzle bottom of pan with olive oil.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes or so until starting to curl Flip shrimp over and cook another minute or two and then remove to a plate and set aside.
  4. Drizzle pan with a little more olive oil, add sausage and brown until nicely caramelized, about 4 – 5 minutes Remove to plate, set aside.
  5. Add pasta to salted boiling water and cook until al dente.
  6. Lower heat to medium and add another good drizzle of olive oil to the pan, add the onion, red bell pepper, thyme, smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, brown sugar and a generous pinch of salt. Sauté until onion and pepper have softened a bit, scraping up any browned bits that you can.
  7. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  8. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan, simmer a couple minutes.
  9. Add cream and stir to combine, bring to a simmer Once simmering, add cooked pasta and andouille sausage and stir to combine and heat through, 2 – 3 minutes.
  10. Add more chicken broth or cream if it seems dry or you’the like more sauce.
  11. Salt and pepper to taste and then lastly, add blackened shrimp and combine, or place shrimp on top of pasta.
  12. Sprinkle with some more freshly cracked black pepper, grated Parmesan and chopped parsley.