Cajun prawns in alfredo sauce

A delicious one pot wonder.

Ingredients

350g dry pasta such as fettuccine

400g large shrimp uncooked, shells removed

1 tbsp cajun seasoning

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter

1 small onion chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 can diced tomatoes

3/4 cup heavy cream

50g Parmesan cheese grated

1/4 tsp salt or to taste

1/4 tsp pepper or to taste

chopped coriander for garnish

Instructions

Cook the pasta according to package instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, season the shrimp with the cajun seasoning. In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and cook on both sides until pink, it shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and the butter to the skillet and heat until butter melts over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, then cook for about 3 minutes until the onion becomes soft and translucent.

While the onion is cooking pour the tomatoes in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Add the tomatoes to the skillet, bring to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese to the skillet, and cook for another 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Add the cooked pasta and shrimp to the skillet and toss everything well together.

Garnish with fresh coriander and more Parmesan cheese if preferred, and serve immediately.

Published by Landi Govender

Hello & Welcome! My name is Landi and I am a recipe developer who loves creating mouth-watering meals. During the week you’ll find me cooking up a storm, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is spending time with my family. I’m so excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!

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