Cajun Poached Shrimp Linguine Recipe -
Cajun Poached Shrimp Linguine Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Cajun Poached Shrimp Linguine

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"Spicy Cajun flavours kick up this easy sauce, and cream adds smoothness to the heat of the dish. Look for smoked sausages where they sell bacon and other deli meats in the grocery store."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a bowl, toss shrimp and paprika together to coat; set aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Panfry sausage slices, for about 4 min or until golden brown; transfer to a plate.
  3. Wipe out skillet with paper towel. Whisk flour into cream and add water.
  4. Return skillet to medium-high heat and add cream mixture along with the garlic, thyme and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil and add shrimp; simmer for about 4 min until shrimp are pink and firm. Return sausage to skillet and warm through.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook linguine for about 3 min or until tender but firm. Drain well and add to skillet. Cook, stirring on low heat for about 2 min or until sauce coats pasta well.
  6. Serve in shallow soup bowls and sprinkle with green onion.
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  • If the smoked sausages are spicy, reduce the cayenne pepper to 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL).
  • To keep the shrimp tender, maintain the cream mixture at a gentle simmer, adjusting the heat as necessary.

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Apr 02, 2014

This recipe was awesome. Two days later I was still talking about it. The only change I made was I used penne instead of linguine, held the sauce very nicely. This is a definite remake.

Jan 09, 2014

Very easy and good! Might lighten up on the thyme and paprika, but I like the kick the dish has!


6 Ratings

Mar 07, 2013

This was super easy and super tasty. We had some Nueske's smoked hot dogs so I used them, doubled the shrimp as well. Easy peasy.

Jul 04, 2014

I used evaporated milk instead and it tasted delucious, thanks for the recipe!

Aug 18, 2013

This was absoloutely delicious! I added some extra veggies and white wine. Was also heavy on paprika so it had a bit of a kick which we love. I used 2 chicken boulon cubes not the liquid.

Aug 15, 2013

Very easy, very good! :) I used Beddar Cheddars instead of smoked sausage and went easy on the paprika and cayenne. It makes a lovely sauce :)


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  • Calories
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 197 mg
  • 66%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 732 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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