I’ve had a pasta theme going lately, because we seem to be eating a ton of it! LOL I am thinking I’m going to gain way too much weight, and I need to rethink my cooking habits! This pasta is AWESOME!
Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
1/2 pound of chopped bacon
1 chopped onion
1 sweet red pepper, sliced in julienne strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 pound of peeled & deveined shrimp
1 1/2 cajun seafood seasoning (seafood magic is awesome)
2 pounds of fresh linguine
3 Tablespoons of parmesan cheese
2 cups of warmed heavy cream
Salt & pepper, to taste
In a large skillet, saute bacon until it turns opaque, then add onion and saute until golden. Add the julienned red pepper and garlic. Cook for 1 minute and then stir in mushrooms. Cook another minute. Remove all contents to a bowl, leaving drippings in the skillet.
Place shrimp in skillet and saute for about 30 seconds on each side. Sprinkle with cajun seafood seasoning and continue cooking until the shrimp becomes pink in color. Toss the bacon mixture back into the skillet and keep warm on low heat.
Cook linguine as directed, drain and then stir into shrimp mixture. Add the Parmesan cheese and the heavy cream. Season as desired with salt and pepper.