Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shrimp Pasta...Paula Deen Style

This is by far one of my favorite variations of shrimp, aside from shrimp and grits. This recipe is from the "Paula Deen Southern Cooking Bible" and was an instant hit with my seafood-loving hubby. It's super quick to make, and with the exception of the shrimp, most ingredients, everyone will have on hand. I would think you could substitute scallops in this recipe, or even add it to the recipe with the shrimp. Hope y'all enjoy this great dish!

2tbsp olive oil
1/2 stick of butter
1 pound medium shrimp
2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning (the one I used came from Hyman's gift shop)
12 ozs linguine or thin spaghetti noodles
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chicken broth
3-4 dashes hot sauce
1/2 cup chopped scallions, or a few tbsp dried chives
parmesean cheese (fresh grated is best!)

In a large skillet, melt half the butter and olive oil.Toss shrimp in Cajun Seasoning, then into skillet, cook shrimp through, then remove from pan and set aside. Have noodles boiling in a large pot of salted water. As pasta cooks, back in your skillet, melt the rest of your butter, add garlic and simmer a few minutes. Add chicken broth and hot sauce to the skillet and bring to a simmer, scraping bottom of the pan. Add shrimp back to the pan and turn off the heat, then add in the noodles and toss all of it together! I add some parmesean before I toss the noodles in, then sprinkle a bit more when serving it and add the chives on top for some color. Enjoy! And you can find the cook book for this recipe here. It's definately worth the purchase price!

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