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Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

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1 lb raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup of sliced bell pepper strips
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 paprika
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 bay leaf
pinch of thyme
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
penne pasta
shredded italian cheese blend for garnish

-- Prepare pasta according to directions on package.

-- In bowl, season raw shrimp with all the seasonings; set aside.

-- In a shallow pan, saute garlic and onion in some cooking oil.

-- Add shrimp and cooked it it starts to turn pink.

-- Add tomato sauce and paste. Stir.

-- Season with salt & pepper to tastes.

-- Add bell pepper strips. Cook through.

-- When pasta is cooked & drained, add to pan.

-- Toss to combine. Plate & garnish with cheese.

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Here's a recipe that has a slight heat to it, but doesn't sting! I like cajun food and this recipe uses shrimp, a favorite food of my husbands!

I am definitely making this one this week. :-)

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