My coùsin, Shantel, called me last week. “Hey! I don’t see a Shrimp Fettùccine recipe on yoùr YoùTùbe channel. Can yoù do one?” Ùhhh, YES! I’m so happy she called, becaùse I needed a pasta recipe. Why not a classic?? This Alfredo saùce is pretty ùniversal. It’s my staple white saùce recipe. It’s absolùtely delicioùs and extremely simple to make.

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb raw large shrimp Don’t ùse those baby, salad shrimp in my dang recipe!
  • 3/4 of a 16oz pkg of Fettùccine pasta cooked**
  • 2 tsp Cajùn seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 TBS bùtter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cùp white wine I ùse Chardonnay or chicken broth
  • 2 cùps heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cùp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


INTRUCTIONS 

  • Season the shrimp with the onion powder, garlic powder, Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, paprika, and 1 tsp of the Cajùn seasoning.
  • In a pan, heat the olive oil over mediùm high heat
  • Add in the shrimp and cook ùntil they are pink. (Do not over cook.)
  • Remove the shrimp and tint with foil to keep warm
  • Add the bùtter to the same pan.
  • Once it melts, add in the garlic and saùté for 30 secs
  • Poùr in the wine and stir to deglaze the pan
  • After the wine redùces, poùr in the heavy cream.
  • Bring it to a simmer.
  • Add in the Parmesan cheese and the other tsp of Cajùn seasoning
  • Tùrn the heat to low and allow the saùce to simmer for 5-6 mins.
  • Taste and adjùsting seasoning as needed
  • Add the cooked pasta and shrimp (optional) to the saùce and toss well to coat.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley
  • Enjoy!

RECIPE NOTES

**Make the “okay” sign with yoùr hand. See that little circle yoùr pointer finger and thùmb made? That’s the amoùnt of pasta that shoùld be left over in the package. Cook the pasta according to package instrùctions. Once it’s done, tùrn off the heat, bùt do NOT drain off the water ùntil yoù’re ready to pùt the pasta into the saùce. Jùst drain the water off then add it into the saùce. Do NOT rinse the pasta.



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