Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cajun Seafood Pasta

This cajun seafood pasta was really good and its also somewhat healthy. I had enough for 3 dinners (for 2 people) out of this recipe. The leftovers tasted just as good!

Cajun Seafood Pasta (Adapted from allrecipes.com)

  • 1/2 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (I added 1 tab more in the last step.. but you can skip that if you want)
  • 1 package whole wheat spaghetti pasta
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms,sliced
  • 2 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 16oz package fat free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (15oz?) vegetable broth
  • 1 red pepper, sliced


    1. Combine peeled shrimp, scallops, oil, and Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a large frying pan. Cook and stir mushrooms, red pepper, and shallot in butter until tender. Remove from pan. Add shrimp and scallops cook until the shrimp turn pink about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from pan. Add 1 cup wine to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until reduced to 1/2 cup (2 to 3 minutes).
    4. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and cornstarch; mix in vegetable broth. Stir into reduced wine in the frying pan.
    5. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Cook 1 minute more.
    6. Stir in shrimp, mushroom/pepper mixture. Heat through, and season to taste. (I added more cajun seasoning at this point..). Serve over pasta.


    Katie said...

    Oh my gosh that looks SOOOO good it's absolutely ridiculous!

    Tanya said...

    Thanks Katie!

    John Cutler said...

    Great recipe Tania. I like your all recipes.. keep posting more seafood recipes.. I love it.