Louisiana Shrimp Pasta

My Louisiana Shrimp Pasta is a delightful recipe is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a perfect way to gather the family around the table for some quality time together.

There’s nothing quite like the aroma of a hearty, homemade meal wafting through the kitchen on a leisurely weekend afternoon. For this weekend’s culinary adventure, we bring you a dish that encapsulates the rich flavors of cajun cuisine- Louisiana Shrimp Pasta. This delightful recipe is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a perfect way to gather the family around the table for some quality time together.

Ingredients

For Shrimp

1/2 pound of jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined & tails removed 

1 tsp of onion powder

1 tsp of garlic powder

Salt & pepper to taste

2 eggs

1 cup of flour

1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese

1/4 cup Vegetable or canola oil for frying

For Cajun cream sauce

1/2 cup of mushrooms, finely diced*optional 

1/2 cup of red bell pepper, finely diced

1/2 cup of green bell pepper, finely diced

1/2 cup of white onion or shallot, finely diced

1 tbsp of garlic paste

1 tbsp of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp of butter

2 cups of heavy cream

1 cup of parmesan cheese

Cajun seasoning to taste, about 1 tsp

1/2 package or 9oz of bow tie  pasta

Freshly chopped parsley* optional

Instructions

For Shrimp

Pat shrimp dry with a piece of paper towel then season on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

Dip shrimp in egg wash, then flour, then parmesan cheese. Pat cheese into chicken to ensure it does not fall off before frying

Heat oil on medium heat then pan fry the shrimp until golden brown on each side and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side

Set cooked shrimp aside on paper towels to cool

Cook pasta according to package instructions before starting sauce

For Cajun Cream Sauce:

In a nonstick skillet on medium heat, melt butter and sauté onions, mushrooms and bell peppers until soft, about 2-3 minutes

Once soft and fragrant season with salt and pepper and add garlic, heavy cream and parmesan cheese, mix well until everything is well combined

Next, season with cajun seasoning to taste and lower heat to medium low

Allow sauce to come to a simmer and thicken, about 5 minutes

Sauce is done when you can trace a line across the back of the spoon with your fingertip. If the line remains visible, the sauce is thick enough

Add cooked pasta to the sauce and combine well until all the noodles are well coated

Once pasta and sauce is combined, turned off the heat and add shrimp on top

Top with freshly chopped parsley if desired and serve hot

Yield: 4 servings

Louisiana Shrimp Pasta

Louisiana Shrimp Pasta

My Louisiana Shrimp Pasta is a delightful recipe is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a perfect way to gather the family around the table for some quality time together.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

For Shrimp

  • 1/2 pound of jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined & tails removed
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable or canola oil for frying

For Cajun cream sauce

  • 1/2 cup of mushrooms, finely diced*optional
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup of green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup of white onion or shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp of garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese
  • Cajun seasoning to taste, about 1 tsp
  • 1/2 package or 9oz of bow tie pasta
  • Freshly chopped parsley* optional

Instructions

For Shrimp

  1. Pat shrimp dry with a piece of paper towel then season on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder
  2. Dip shrimp in egg wash, then flour, then parmesan cheese. Pat cheese into shrimp to ensure it does not fall off before frying
  3. Heat oil on medium heat then pan fry the shrimp until golden brown on each side and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side
  4. Set cooked shrimp aside on paper towels to cool
  5. Cook pasta according to package instructions before starting sauce

For Cajun Cream Sauce:

  1. In a nonstick skillet on medium heat, melt butter and sauté onions, mushrooms and bell peppers until soft, about 2-3 minutes
  2. Once soft and fragrant season with salt and pepper and add garlic, heavy cream and parmesan cheese, mix well until everything is well combined
  3. Next, season with cajun seasoning to taste and lower heat to medium low
  4. Allow sauce to come to a simmer and thicken, about 5 minutes
  5. Sauce is done when you can trace a line across the back of the spoon with your fingertip. If the line remains visible, the sauce is thick enough
  6. Add cooked pasta to the sauce and combine well until all the noodles are well coated
  7. Once pasta and sauce is combined, turned off the heat and add shrimp on top
  8. Top with freshly chopped parsley if desired and serve hot

Conclusion

This Louisiana Shrimp Pasta is the epitome of comfort food with its bold flavors and creamy texture. It’s a dish that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also brings the family together for a memorable weekend meal. So, gather around the table, share stories, and savor each mouthful of this delicious creation from the heart of Louisiana.

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3 Comments

  1. Aisha Shaba
    October 9, 2023 / 4:50 pm

    Gosh thank you for this… made my day bright

  2. PEMW
    February 3, 2024 / 5:35 am

    This looks delish and I can’t wait to try it! I did want to bring to your attention that in step 2, it states “Pat cheese into chicken…”, which I assume is a typo since this is a shrimp recipe. Just wanted to share, in case you are an anal duck like me. 😊

    • natasha
      Author
      February 3, 2024 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you! Copied from my Louisiana Chicken recipe so I’ll fix that now

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