Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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Easy, elegant, spicy and only needs a salad to go with it. If needed, reduce Cajun spice to taste.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 2 cups milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 4 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute shrimp for 1 minute on each side. Stir in garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon; set aside. Stir in flour and Cajun seasoning. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, then cook until thickened. Remove from heat, and season with salt and lemon juice. Return shrimp to sauce, and spoon over cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
18g Fat
46g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 1272mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 208mg 16%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 567mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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