A quick and easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe with juicy, pan-seared shrimp, sautéed bell peppers and onion, and a creamy, Cajun Alfredo sauce.
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towel and transfer to a mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Cajun or Blackened seasoning.
Add the oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and bring to temperature. Add the shrimp in a single layer (working in batches as necessary) and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then, turn and cook for about 2 minutes more. Remove the shrimp and set aside on a plate until ready to use.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. Add the diced peppers and onions and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute more.
Sprinkle the flour over the softened vegetables and stir to coat. Add the half and half one big splash at a time, stirring until smooth after each addition.
Reduce the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, and simmer for about 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, as well as 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and the salt. Remove from the heat.
Stir the shrimp into the sauce and serve over pasta. Garnish with fresh diced tomatoes and sliced green onions, if desired.
The Anthony Kitchen