Cajun Shrimp & Pasta
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INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. -- Prepare pasta according to directions on package.
  2. -- In bowl, season raw shrimp with all the seasonings; set aside.
  3. -- In a shallow pan, saute garlic and onion in some cooking oil.
  4. -- Add shrimp and cooked it it starts to turn pink.
  5. -- Add tomato sauce and paste. Stir.
  6. -- Season with salt & pepper to tastes.
  7. -- Add bell pepper strips. Cook through.
  8. -- When pasta is cooked & drained, add to pan.
  9. -- Toss to combine. Plate & garnish with cheese.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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!