Recipe by C
"Easy, elegant, spicy and only needs a salad to go with it. If needed, reduce Cajun spice to taste."
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1 (8 ounce) package
angel hair pasta
shrimp, peeled and deveined
LOVED IT! I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk and doubled the garlic. I added the 1/2 and 1/2 right after the seasoning since the seasoning will turn to paste and burn. I made my own YUMMY cajun seasoning (1 tsp each: white pepper, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and paprika-makes 2 tblspn exactly). PHENOMENOL! (MOST recipes with high ratings turn out just ok or better if I fudge it a bit, this one is awesome!)
This recipe isn't bad. It does need a little help at the end. We found by adding 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and litle extra salt and pepper made a world of difference...
This one will become a regular at our house. We all liked it! I added red bell pepper when I sauteed the garlic. Add the bell pepper first, then garlic, then the shrimp. Watch the shrimp closely and remove from pan as soon as it turns pink so you don't get rubbery shrimp. I also reduced the flour (1/8 C) and added the milk slowly. I used the full amount of cajun seasoning, it was McCormick's Creole Seasoning, and maybe a dash more. (It wasn't too spicy for us) I added black pepper to finish and left off the salt and lemon juice. I will make this for friends soon!
I used to work in a restaurant which served a similar dish. It was my favorite! I gave this recipe a shot in hopes it would be just a tasty. It was close. Though my husband and I like spicy food, I thought the Cajun spice was a little overwhelming. I will use a little less next time.
Very tasty and spicy! Next time I will use a little less cajun seasoning - probably only 1 tbsp. To avoid the "flour taste" as one reviewer had, add more butter or margarine to cook the flour. I added some snap peas to the dish for more color. Definitely a keeper recipe!
Very good. We really ejoyed this. I used 2 cloves garlic, 1/8cup flour, 1 TBSP Creole seasoning & added red bell pepper, Zucchini & mushrooms. We will be doing this again.
Maybe my cajun seasoning was extra spicy but, as written, this recipe is so spicy that we had to throw the whole thing out and I only used about 1 1/2T! I like spicy food but this was over the top! The flavor would be good without so much spice (I think. I'm going to try again with 2 teaspoons of seasoning.
VERY tasty:-) I substituted McCormick's Steak Rub for the cajun seasoning & it turned out great! However, when adding the seasoning to the skillet, you must only combine it with the butter until a paste forms - DO NOT COOK FOR 5 WHOLE MINUTES! If you did that before adding any liquid, it would result in a burn (this should be obvious to anyone over 10, no biggie, just adjust!). Easy prep, a short ingredient list & yummy flavor make this a wonderful recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 159
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