This Cajun Shrimp Linguine is decadent and filled with juicy shrimp, flavorful cajun spice and a creamy cheesy sauce! It will become your favorite fast weeknight pasta meal. Prepped in just 30 minutes, you can have this incredible dish on the table for your family in no time!
1/4cupfreshly shredded Parmesan cheeseplus more for garnish
1/3cupfresh finely chopped parsleyplus more for garnish
1tspfresh finely chopped basil
black pepperto taste
1/4lbangel hair pasta, cookedup to 1/2 lb
Add butter and olive oil to cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
While butter and oil heat, toss shrimp with 2 tsp of cajun seasoning making sure it is completely coated.
Add seasoned shrimp to cast iron skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side then remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
Next add garlic and cook for just 2 minutes.
Then add seafood stock, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, onion powder, remaining ½ teaspoon of cajun seasoning and black pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil and allow sauce to thicken for just a few minutes.
Once thickened, lower heat to medium low and then toss in small amounts of linguine tossing as you go along. Don’t add too much pasta since you want there to be a fair amount of sauce and the pasta not to be dry. (I only use about a ¼ of the package but use as much as you prefer).
Add pasta on top then sprinkle with additional parmesan, cajun seasoning and parsley for garnish and serve.
I only use about a ¼ of the pasta package but use as much as you prefer. Just note that the more pasta you add to the sauce, the drier the dish will be. I add in increments and stir to get to the amount I want without drying it out too much.You can replace seafood stock with chicken stock or even vegetable stock if there is no seafood stock on hand.