Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Crispy Shrimp Pasta

Here is a delicious dish easy enough for any weeknight meal!  We have had this several times and everyone from the kids to the dad around here really enjoy it!

Here are the ingredients you will need!  Pretty simple, huh?

Crispy Shrimp Pasta

16 oz fettuccine pasta
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp white pepper
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning (I really like Tony Chachere)
2 Tbsp. freshly minced chives

Cook pasta according to package directions. 

Sprinkle shrimp with salt, pepper, and toss to combine. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tbsp flour over the shrimp, and toss to coat the shrimp. Sprinkle 1 1/2 more tbsp flour and toss to evenly coat the shrimp. Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and cook on each side, flipping once, until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Remove to plate lined with paper towels. 

Pour in the chicken broth. Cook for about 5 minutes at high heat, whisking the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Reduce heat to medium and pour in cream, whisking constantly. Cook sauce over medium heat until bubbly and the cream starts to thicken the mixture, about 5 minutes. Taste the sauce and add seasonings as desired (salt, pepper, cajun seasonings, etc.) Add the drained pasta to the sauce, and stir to combine.

To serve, place pasta mixture on plate.  Top with shrimp and minced chives.  

*If you have trouble getting the sauce to thicken, thoroughly mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 4 tbsp cold water and add to the sauce. Sauce will thicken immediately.

Adapted From:  Kevin and Amanda

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