- 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
- 1 large red onion, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Sprinkle shrimp with seafood seasoning; add to pan.
- Stir in the cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce and pepper. Drain pasta, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid. Add reserved cooking liquid to pan. Cook and stir for 6-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add pasta and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Creole Shrimp Pasta
"We didn't really like this very much. The "sauce" was very thin. I listened to one of the other reviewers that the Cajun seasoning wasn't needed, so I only put a bit of it in... but then we found that the dish lacked flavor. I did try adding in the correct amount of Cajun seasoning it called for, but we still couldn't taste much flavor. I wound up putting a bunch more Old Bay in it (the seafood seasoning we used). I'm not sure I'd make this again. I'm sure others would like this dish, but we like our seafood flavors bold, and this was just way too subtle."
"Good. Simple. Nice flavour."
"Yummy!! I add a can of mushrooms for a little more substance. Make it...you'll love it!"
"We love this! We make it about three times a month."
"My family loved this meal. My daughter asked if we could have it again tomorrow."
"My husband told me I could make this as often as I want, it was that good! I agree it is delish! I don't think it needs both the seafood seasoning and Cajun seasoning, one or the other would give it plenty of flavor. Great recipe!"
"I would have given this 5 stars but there was a bit too much 'heat' for my palate but my husband really liked it! No red onions so used white...to thicken sauce, sauce 1/4 tsp corn starch mixed with 1/3 cup pasta water and stirred in. I thought 1 Tbs Cajun seasoning was too much while making it and next time I'll cut back on it to see if that takes off some of the heat. Overall very tasty and worth making again."