Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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2016 09Sept Recipes-Cajun FeatureIngredients

  • 3 -1 lb pkgs linguine
  • 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb peeled and de-veined large shrimp
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs Cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper and cajun seasoning. Cook until pink, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Wipe out skillet and add butter.
  4. Once melted, stir in flour and whisk until golden, 1 minute.
  5. Add heavy cream and whisk until creamy, then add Parmesan and 1/2 cup pasta water. Whisk until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Return pasta to skillet and toss until creamy, then add shrimp and parsley and toss until combined.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan and serve.

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