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)

INGREDIENTS:
  • 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


    DIRECTIONS:

    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.

  • 3 comments:

    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.
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