Our family favorite is Red Lobster's Cajun Shrimp Linguini.
This recipe is great because it is very versatile. I make it with shrimp and/or chicken and a little less spicey than called for. For those gluten/low carbers, just leave out the pasta and you have a yummy sauce with protein!
So I start off in the afternoon making my bread (that takes about 3 hrs-mostly wait time). I'll blog that eventually :) .
I cover the protein in cajun seasonings and put them in the skillet with butter (if cooking chicken you'll need extra fat. ie. butter, oil, lard). I start my water for boil for the pasta and make up my salad.
I will remove the chicken- but if I'm using shrimp I'll leave it in. I let the chicken rest and work on the sauce.
I use the lower side of the recipe for the amount of cream. This time I used a lot of chicken and probably should have used more cream.Toss in the other spices and stir it in(sometimes to save time and stress I will measure out the spices and have them in stand by in a custard bowl).
Add in your protein and pasta and make sure your burner is on a low setting. You want it to simmer and thicken/reduce a little.
I toss in a hand full of parmesean cheese. I usually grade some myself but this was on sale...don't judge me :).
RED LOBSTER CAJUN LINGIUNE ALFREDO
½ pound peeled shrimp uncooked
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
1-2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
¼-½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces linguine, cooked and drained
grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Place shrimp and ½ Cajun seasoning in a bowl or resealable plastic bag, toss or shake to coat.
In a large skillet over medium heat sauté shrimp in butter until almost tender, about 4 minutes, just until pink
Add cream, the rest of the cajun seasoning and remaining seasonings; heat through.
Add linguine to sauce and toss; heat through.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
And that's it! mmmm. Fast and delicious!
Not including the bread, I can get this meal out in 20-30 minutes- not bad!
So, the weather getting warmer gets me in the mood for a yummy iced coffee. I am almost always in the mood for an iced coffee...
So, my knock off iced coffee is super simple.