Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta



Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Picture this: a plate of perfectly cooked shrimp, nestled in a bed of linguine, coated in a rich and creamy Cajun sauce. This Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta is a flavor explosion that will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Louisiana.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Boil the linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Season the shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp and set them aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers and sauté until they start to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream and stir in the cooked linguine. Allow the sauce to thicken, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss everything together until well coated.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Indulge in the bold flavors of the bayou with this Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta. Creamy, spicy, and utterly delicious, it’s the perfect dish to satisfy your craving for a taste of Louisiana.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 480, Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 22g

Picture yourself savoring every bite of this Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta, and let your taste buds dance with joy. Whether you’re serving it for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner, it’s a dish that’s sure to impress. So go ahead, bring a taste of the bayou to your kitchen, and enjoy the delicious flavors of Cajun cuisine.

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