Cajun Shrimp Orecchiette

Cajun Shrimp Orecchiette

This wonderful spicy shrimp and pasta dish is delicious, easy and elegant. Very spicy - add Cajun seasoning to suit your tastes.


327 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 27.1g; fat 12.2g; cholesterol 142.1mg; sodium 313.4mg.

prep:15 mins

cook:20 mins

total:35 mins

Servings:6

Yield:6 servings


Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked orecchiette pasta
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup chopped shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup diced plum tomatoes
  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup baby spinach

How to Make It

1. Step

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orecchiette pasta, and cook for 9 to 11 minutes, until almost al dente; drain.

2. Step

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots, garlic, and green onion. Season with Cajun seasoning and pepper, and cook about 2 minutes. Mix in wine, tomatoes, and shrimp. Continue to cook and stir until shrimp are opaque. Mix in the pasta and spinach, cover, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until pasta is al dente and spinach has wilted.


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