Rating: 4.58 stars
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This dish can be made with either crawfish or shrimp. It's a great crowd pleaser. Serve with a salad and crispy French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook angel hair pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large saute pan, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Stir in the Cajun seasoning and heavy cream. Cook until sauce is reduced by half.

  • Stir in the green onions and crayfish or shrimp. Heat thoroughly. Serve over hot angel hair pasta.

Nutrition Facts

666 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fat 63.1g; cholesterol 352.8mg; sodium 711.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is very good dish especially for such a simple recipe. I used half and half and wisked in 1 tablespoon flour for thickness. In the future I may try adding some fresh garlic. Also if your cajun/creole seasoning doesn't have salt added be sure to add some salt! Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2012
We actually really liked this recipe with one fault. It was so salty. Don't get me wrong I love salt hate sweets but this was way out of bounds. I didn't even use the amounts called for in the recipe but it was still way too salty. I added some white wine to try to tame it but that did not really work. I would recommend this recipe with one change. That is to use a homemade cajun seasoning so that you could regulate the salt content. Read More
(3)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is very good dish especially for such a simple recipe. I used half and half and wisked in 1 tablespoon flour for thickness. In the future I may try adding some fresh garlic. Also if your cajun/creole seasoning doesn't have salt added be sure to add some salt! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2003
This recipe is great. You may want to use linguene instead of angel hair pasta. Also make sure you use a cooking pot when reducing the cream, it likes to boil over. If you dont have enough crawfish scalops mixed in workds great. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2008
Great recipe, although I would make two suggestions. 1) Use linguine instead of angel hair. 2) Most cajun seasonings are incredibly salty. Keep that in mind and half the amount of seasoning if salty foods bother you. And I'll also say that it took a very long time for my sauce to thicken. Allow over an hour when planning this meal! Great recipe! Thanks! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2005
I halved the recipe and added sliced mushrooms chopped tomatoes crawfish and crab meat. I also followed the suggestions of other readers and added 1.5 cups cream and 1.5 cups half and half. It was pretty thick after reducing it but then adding the veggies and meat made it even thicker and I didn't have to add any starch. I used 1.5 tablespoons of Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning and found it to be a bit too salty. Next time I will try just 1 tablespoon and or try another Cajun seasoning. Overall it was very good and also looked nice! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2006
Used shrimp and added onion red and yellow pepper strips fresh mushrooms and alittle garlic.Served it with a tossed salad and fresh bread.Our dinner guests swore it came from a seafood restaurant.Will use this recipe again and again.Thank You! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2005
excellant! impressed the entire family and neighbors!!! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2005
I made this for a potluck and it was well liked by all. I used penne instead of angel hair to make it easier to serve. I used shrimp and crab and used 3 cups cream 3 cups half and half. It takes a long long long time to reduce and turned out really wet. Next time I'll probably just use 1.5 cups cream and 1.5 cups half and half. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
Very rich if you use heavy whipping cream. I started using half anf half and it was just as good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
It was really good. I wish that the recipe said to not cook the pasta until like 45 mintues into cooking the sauce because the sauce takes FOREVER. So everything was cold by the time it was ready. That really bothered me but other than that it had a fantastic flavor. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2012
We actually really liked this recipe with one fault. It was so salty. Don't get me wrong I love salt hate sweets but this was way out of bounds. I didn't even use the amounts called for in the recipe but it was still way too salty. I added some white wine to try to tame it but that did not really work. I would recommend this recipe with one change. That is to use a homemade cajun seasoning so that you could regulate the salt content. Read More
(3)