Pasta is my weakness. There are just so many different variations, I could eat it everyday! But when you add shrimp to the mix, things just get that much better.
This Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini will be a winner in your household if you love shrimp pasta. Between the bites of crispy Cajun shrimp and deliciously creamy sauce, you'll be back for seconds and maybe even thirds!
- 8 ounces fettuccine
- 1 pound large shrimp, deshelled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Cook fettuccine according to package instructions.
Sprinkle the shrimp with 1 tablespoon of Cajun spice and toss well. Drizzle the flour over the shrimp and toss in a bowl to make sure each shrimp is covered in flour.
In a deep skillet add the butter and olive oil and heat over high heat. Add shrimp and cook on each side about 2 minutes until crisp. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet add chicken broth and heavy cream. Season with additional Cajun spice if preferred and/or salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then add the Parmesan cheese and whisk. Add fettuccine and shrimp back to the pot and toss.
Garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan cheese.