Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
 
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Recipe type: Healthy
Cuisine: Cajun
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Shrimp:
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails on)
  • ⅔ cup white wine in a carton
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 oz chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • Ingredients for Sauce and Pasta:
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ¼ cup milk in a carton
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper soup in a carton
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pound un-cooked linguini pasta
  • 1 tbsp. salt for pasta water
Instructions
  1. Soak frozen peas in hot water and drain. In large skillet pan heat olive oil to medium and add minced garlic. Increase heat to high and add white wine, bring to a boil and down to simmer. Simmer until wine reduces to half amount. Bring heat back to medium high heat and for add shrimp, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook Shrimp for 2 minutes on each side. Stir in peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Save basil to sprinkle over pasta dish.
  2. In medium saucepan melt butter on medium low heat and then add flour. Stir flour into butter until flour absorbs all the melted butter and then add milk. Stir continuously until sauce is slightly thickens, about 3-5 minutes. Mix in roasted red pepper soup, grated Parmesan, garlic powder and salt. Simmer on low until sauce thickens and coats spoon. Add peas and remaining wine sauce and stir. In large pot boil 4 quarts water, stir in 1 tbsp. salt and add pasta. Boil for 9-13 minutes or pasta is al dente and drain in coriander. Mix pasta in into sauce, top with Shrimp and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil.

 

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