Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine

I got this recipe from Colleen's blog (Cooking This and That). This was sooo sooo sooo good. One of the best pastas I've ever had. Seriously. My husband and I like things really spicy, so we kicked up the cajun seasoning and added some cayenne pepper in there. Yum! Here is Colleen's recipe, adapted from Cooking Light. (Makes 4 servings).


* 8 ounces uncooked linguine (I used whole wheat)
* 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
* Appx 6 slices bacon or turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
* 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
* 8 oz package presliced mushrooms (I omitted.. ew, mushrooms)
* 7 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced or 1 large red pepper, chopped
* 2 tsp all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp cajun seasoning (I used a lot more b/c we like things very spicy)
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 2/3 cup half-and-half
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
* Addition: cayenne pepper to taste


1. Bring medium pot of water to boil. Add linguine and cook 5-8 minutes. Add shrimp to pot and cook 3-5 more minutes. Drain and keep warm.
2. Melt butter in large skillet. Add roasted red peppers and mushrooms; saute 4 minutes or until moisture evaporates.
3. Add flour, seasoning (& cayenne pepper if using), and salt to pan; saute 30 seconds. Stir in half-and-half; cook one minute or more until sauce thickens, stirring constantly.
4. Remove from heat. Add pasta mixture, bacon, and parsley to pan; stirring to combine.

Since Keith doesn't like shrimp very much, I gave him a plateful of the pasta without any shrimp and he added chicken into it, which was very good as well.


♥Domestic Diva♥ said...

Yummm...I dont like shrimp, but it looks SO good!! Looks like you are on a shrimp & linguine kick...and I am on a penne & tomato sauce kick, LOL!!!!

Lindsay said...

I know! Well I just bought a huge bag of shrimp from Sam's, and it's the first time I've ever made anything with shrimp in my life! So I am experimenting :) Oh and I bought a bunch of whole wheat pasta and have been loving that too!! xoxo

Kristen616 said...

1) This meal looks really great...I have been wanting to do more things with shrimp lately!
2) I nominated your great blog for an award! You can get it at!

Ashley said...

Your meals always seem so yummy and easy! Thanks for the great recipes. Check out my blog for something special for you!

Colleen said...

Yay! I am glad you liked this! I was just thinking that I need to make this again!

Libbi said...

Hi. I visited your blog via another and am trying your taco bake tonight! Love your blog and your recipes look great!

Elizabeth said...

This looks really delicious! I will be giving this a try very soon!