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Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

If you’re looking for a simple to make, tasty seafood dish with a little kick, this Cajun Shrimp & Pasta recipe is for you.

If you're looking for a simple to make, tasty seafood dish with a little kick, this Cajun Shrimp & Pasta recipe is for you.

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You all know that I don’t eat seafood; however, my family loves a good shrimp recipe every now and then. One of their favorites is a recipe that my mother in law got from a friend of hers years ago and makes quite often called Cajun Shrimp & Pasta.

Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

Another favorite is one she calls “Shrimp & Linguine”; which I have also yet to make, but one of these days I’ll get around to that one too. This Cajun Shrimp recipe has been on my radar to make for a few years now and since Mardi Gras is coming up soon, I figured now was a good time to share this recipe.

If you're looking for a simple to make, tasty seafood dish with a little kick, this Cajun Shrimp & Pasta recipe is for you.

The recipe, as I copied it from her recipe book, is actually called Spicy Cajun Shrimp, but I did change it up a bit because it uses seven different spices and I was missing a few since I don’t regularly use a lot of dry spices in my cooking. I did happen have to have McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning from when I made the Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye;  which had all of the spices I needed and certainly made making this recipe a whole lot simpler as well!

Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

For this recipe you’ll need shrimp (I used jumbo), cajun seasoning, dried oregano, butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, fire roasted diced tomatoes (another substitute I made for regular tomatoes), beer and pasta (I used Angel Hair).

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Clean and devein the shrimp; then set aside. You can do this the night before if you’d like and keep refrigerated until ready to cook. Cook your pasta by filling a large pot with water and allowing it to come to a boil before adding the pasta. Cook until al dente; then drain.

If you're looking for a simple to make, tasty seafood dish with a little kick, this Cajun Shrimp & Pasta recipe is for you.

While the pasta is cooking, melt some butter in a large skillet over high heat; then add the tomatoes, garlic, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, oregano and shrimp.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is pink and no longer opaque; then add the beer, cover with a lid and cook for another minute.

Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

Remove from the heat, add the cooked pasta and toss together. If you really like your food spicy, add a bit of crushed red pepper to the top; then season with salt to your liking.

My family loved this recipe for Cajun Shrimp & Pasta, though the Shrimp & Linguine is their favorite so I better make that recipe soon too! Serve with some garlic bread and a tossed salad and you’re ready for your Mardi Gras celebrations.  ~Enjoy!

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2.25 from 4 votes
Cajun Shrimp & Pasta
Cajun Shrimp & Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

If you're looking for a simple to make, tasty seafood dish with a little kick, this Cajun Shrimp & Pasta recipe is for you.

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 6
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 lb. Jumbo Shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 5 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 c. Tomatoes, diced (I used fire roasted)
  • 2 tbsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. Beer
  • 1 lb. Pasta (I used Angel Hair)
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Clean and devein the shrimp; then set aside. (You can do this the night before if you'd like and keep refrigerated until ready to cook.)

  2. Cook your pasta by filling a large pot with water and allowing it to come to a boil before adding the pasta. Cook until al dente; then drain.

  3. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over high heat; then add the tomatoes, garlic, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, oregano and shrimp. 

  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is pink and no longer opaque; then add the beer, cover with a lid and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat, add the cooked pasta and toss together. Season with salt and red pepper to your liking. 

 

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