"This recipe is one of my family's all-time favorites! You may substitute crawfish for the shrimp and it turns out just as delicious. The tasso gives the sauce its wonderful smoky flavor. You can substitute smoked ham for the tasso but the smoky flavor may not be as intense." — TRAVLEE
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1/2 (16 ounce) package
uncooked rotini pasta
tasso ham, cut into matchsticks
chopped green bell pepper
chopped green onions
chopped fresh basil
chopped fresh thyme
Cajun seasoning blend (such as Tony Chachere's®)
hot sauce (such as Tabasco®)
grated Parmesan cheese
peeled crawfish tails
chopped fresh parsley
Where do yo find Tasso?? This is my husband's FAVORITE dish that he used to get at a little restaurant in Crowley, LA. I have made it before with out the Tasso, because I can't find it anywhere. It's still good, but I think it would be better with the Tasso.
Perhaps you should rename this recipe Crawfish and Tasso Pasta. Someone forgot to add the shrimp! LOL! It happens.....I can get carried away thinking of other things that I can add to a dish to make it a bit different, then forget about the main ingredient. It's all good though. I presume that 1 pound of shrimp is needed in this recipe in lieu of the crawfish. I made this dish last night using the crawfish and it was absolutely delish! Creamy, smoky, a bit spicy. My kind of dish.
I found this recipe after looking for something to do with some leftover Tasso I had from a recent trip home to New Orleans. This was soooo friggin' good!!! I didn't have any crawfish so I went with only the shrimp, but I'll be making this for my next dinner party and when my family comes to visit!
Really liked this! Used a package of diced ham instead of Tasso and added a couple of drops of liquid smoke. Hubby loved it and left overs were great too/
This was a great recipe and very easy to make. If you don't like spicy I would use less tasso or just plain ham. Otherwise it was delicious - thanks for sharing it.
This was really delicious and easy to make. I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of heavy cream, and it was just right. Using real tasso probably did make this recipe stand out.
We loved this! Had leftover crawfish tails from a boil and used those--didn't have shrimp but still so good. Smelled wonderful! Had to use dried herbs(no fresh in house) but the flavones were still all there. Will definitely make again!
I received my first "awesome" from our 16-yr-old and my husband was in raptures. I followed the recipe except for a few 'availability' exchanges. Red pepper instead of green added some nice color. Half-n-half instead of cream. Since i wasn't serving a salad, I added some snow and sugar snap peas. Again, nice color. Yum!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shrimp and Tasso Pasta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 490
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