Here’s a recipe for Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage:
- 8 oz (about 225g) linguine or fettuccine pasta
- 1/2 lb (about 225g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 lb (about 225g) smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (adjust to taste)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
- Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Season the shrimp and sausage: In a bowl, toss the shrimp and sausage with the Cajun seasoning until evenly coated.
- Sauté the shrimp and sausage: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned shrimp and sausage and cook until the shrimp turn pink and the sausage is browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Sauté vegetables: In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion, sliced red and green bell peppers, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
- Prepare the sauce: Pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for a few minutes to reduce and thicken slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Combine everything: Add the cooked pasta, sautéed shrimp, and sausage back into the skillet. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
- Serve: Divide the Cajun shrimp pasta with sausage among serving plates. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
- Enjoy: Serve the delicious Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage immediately and savor the flavors!
Feel free to adjust the ingredients and seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your meal!