Cajun Blackened Shrimp Pasta

AuthorKathleen GloverCategory, , , DifficultyIntermediate

Cajun Blackened Shrimp Pasta will transport you to the banks of the Mississippi, listening to jazz in a small New Orleans cafe. No? Just me? Regardless of if this dish whisks you away to the Bayou, it will put a smile on your face and asking for seconds.

Cajun Blackened Shrimp Pasta is spicy, filling, and a fun departure from traditional Italian pasta. Add in some in-season veggies or andouille sausage and you just saved yourself a flight to Louisiana. 

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
Ingredients:
For the shrimp
 1 lb medium shrimp peeled, deveined
 1 ½ tbsp paprika
 1 tsp dry thyme
 1 tsp oregano
 2 tsp garlic powder
 1 tbsp onion powder
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 salt
 pepper
for the pasta and sauce:
 8 oz spaghetti
 2 tbsp olive oil
 ½ onion, sliced
 2 tsp garlic, minced
 3 tomatoes, diced
 1 tsp thyme
 1 tsp smoke paprika
 1 tbsp blackened spice
 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
 1 cup chicken broth
 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
Directions:
1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

2

While the pasta is cooking season the shrimp with blackened spices on all sides. Then in a heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat, and saute the shrimp for about 3 -5 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and set aside.

3

Into the same pan, add onion, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir for couple of minutes, until the onion starts to be translucent and then add thyme, blackened spice, paprika, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

4

Finally, combine the pasta with sauce, toss and serve with blackened shrimp.

Ingredients

Ingredients:
For the shrimp
 1 lb medium shrimp peeled, deveined
 1 ½ tbsp paprika
 1 tsp dry thyme
 1 tsp oregano
 2 tsp garlic powder
 1 tbsp onion powder
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 salt
 pepper
for the pasta and sauce:
 8 oz spaghetti
 2 tbsp olive oil
 ½ onion, sliced
 2 tsp garlic, minced
 3 tomatoes, diced
 1 tsp thyme
 1 tsp smoke paprika
 1 tbsp blackened spice
 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
 1 cup chicken broth
 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Directions

Directions:
1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

2

While the pasta is cooking season the shrimp with blackened spices on all sides. Then in a heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat, and saute the shrimp for about 3 -5 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and set aside.

3

Into the same pan, add onion, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir for couple of minutes, until the onion starts to be translucent and then add thyme, blackened spice, paprika, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

4

Finally, combine the pasta with sauce, toss and serve with blackened shrimp.

Cajun Blackened Shrimp Pasta

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