I know not everyone would agree with me (including my husband), but I L-O-V-E seafood. I get that it can be an acquired taste, but I don’t think I’ve tried something and haven’t liked it. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive taste…
A few years back I bought the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook and one of my most favorite recipes from that cookbook is the Cajun alfredo w/ shrimp. It’s just that light taste of seafood (depending on what size shrimp you use), with alfredo, and a hint of spice. The spice of course, you can do to taste, thanks to the Cajun seasoning that is added. I have made a few changes to the recipe to make it a little easier to make, like using cooked frozen shrimp instead of raw. The recipe also calls for whole wheat fettucine, but I sometimes do not have that in stock in our pantry, so I opt for using regular spaghetti noodles. But with that said, it truly is an easy meal to make and truly a favorite of mine!
Cajun Already w/ Shrimp
- 3 T. butter
- 1/2 c. red onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 lb. frozen cooked medium shrimp
- 1 T. Cajun spice mix (or to taste)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 c. fresh spinach leaves
- 1 c. heavy cream
- 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
- 8 oz. spaghetti or fettucine noodles
- Thaw shrimp and remove tails.
- In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter.
- Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until onion is softened.
- Add bell pepper to pan and sprinkle with seasoning mix.
- Toss in garlic and cook for 1 minutes.
- Add heavy cream and parmesan to pan and then reduce heat to low.
- Let simmer 3-4 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Add shrimp and stir until warm.
- Add spinach and stir until wilted.
- Mix noodles into sauce mixture and mix well.
**What’s your favorite seafood recipe? And yes, indeed, my favorite restaurant is Red Lobster!