Blackened Shrimp Pasta – Cajun shrimp over a creamy cheese sauce – it doesn’t have to be Mardi Gras to enjoy this easy to make pasta dish. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
And, this meal comes from the fun Freaky Friday Blog Hop! Make sure to read all about my wonderful friends participating in this event!
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Freaky Friday Blog Hop
I’m very excited to be participating in this spring 2019 edition of Freaky Friday with a wonderful recipe for Blackened Shrimp Pasta from Seduction in the Kitchen.
What’s Freaky Friday, you ask?
Well, it’s an old-fashioned blog hop.
In a nutshell Freaky Friday is … I’ve made and shared a recipe from Dee at Seduction in the Kitchen, and she’s made a recipe from someone (a secret that I don’t know who it is yet), and she’s made a recipe from someone, and if you clicked through all the way around all the bloggers who are participating, you would get back to my blog. Thus, a blog hop!
So, if you would be so kind as to hop around and take a look at everyone participating, I promise it’ll be fun, and you’ll get lots of great new recipe ideas!
Take a look at all of our Spring 2019 Freaky Friday Recipes:
- A Grande Life – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- An Affair from the Heart – Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels
- Aunt Bee’s Recipes – BLT Pasta Salad
- Bowl Me Over – Macaroni Pasta Salad
- Hostess at Heart – Blueberry Buckle Recipe – Incredibly Easy To Make
- House of Nash Eats – Asparagus Tart
- Kylee Cooks – No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
- LeMoine Family Kitchen – Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos
- Life Currents – Blackened Shrimp Pasta
- Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Spicy Thai Basil Slaw
- Mildly Meandering – Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes
- Seduction in the Kitchen – Grilled Peach Caprese Salad
- Take Two Tapas – Spicy Bacon Wrapped Air Fryer Shrimp
- The Foodie Affair – Coconut Pie with Creamy Custard Filling
- The Speckled Palate – Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese
- West Via Midwest – Air Fryer Cherry Pies
- Who Needs a Cape? – Slow Cooker Cheesy Taco Soup
Seduction in the Kitchen
Dee is a phlebotomist by day and a food blogger at night. She has many talents and interests.
She says, to let yourself be seduced by her recipes. And that everyone has an affair with food.
Dee also goes on to explain that her blog also helped her realize, she is one hell of a cook! Originally cooking was just a stress relief, now it is her true passion.
Dee and I are both football fans. I’ve even included one of her football recipes in my 32 recipes for each NFL football team round-up (you can see her choice of football teams there!) And, Go Hawks!
And, of course, one other thing we share is a love for food.
For this round of Freaky Friday, I knew right away what recipe I was going to make.
Hop on over and give her recipes a look and a try.
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The Blackened Shrimp Pasta Recipe calls for lemon olive oil, unfortunately, I didn’t have any lemon olive oil, so I used a plain olive oil, and I’d say the pasta was still delicious even without the lemon flavor.
If you’re in the same boat as me, feel free to use a plain oil. You could add in a dash of lemon juice at the end of cooking to perk up the pasta flavors, and add that lemon back in. A little garnish of lemon zest would be pretty on this pasta as well.
Or, I did find some lemon olive oil on Amazon.
For the blackened seasoning, I used a homemade blend that we keep in the cupboard. You’ll find my homemade Cajun Spice Mix recipe here.
There are many different brands out there to choose from, and you local grocery store may carry some. I found a bunch on Amazon.
The blend I used is salt-free, and it was perfect for this dish. Be careful with some of the seasoning mixes, as they may be fairly salty. I highly recommend going with a salt free mix, or at least a low salt mix for this dinner.
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Blackened Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Blackened Shrimp Pasta
- Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, until al dente.
- While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a medium non stick sauce pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the Blackened Seasoning. Add the shrimp to the pan with the seasoning, stirring to make sure the shrimp are covered in the seasoning. Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes, until pink and cooked through. Using tongs, remove the shrimp from the pan, and set aside.
- Without wiping the pan out, add the green onions to the leftover oil and seasonings in the pan. Cook for a minute, until fragrant.
- Pour the cream into the skillet, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until just boiling. Lower the heat, and simmer for 8 minutes, or until the cream is thickened.
- Remove the sauce from the heat, and stir in cheese, blending well.
- Drain pasta, and put the cooked pasta back in the large pot, pour in the cream sauce, and toss the pasta in the sauce to coat.
- Plate the pasta and sauce, and place some shrimp on each serving. Garnish with additional chopped green onions and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning if desired.