Cajun Shrimp Linguine
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Serves: 5 servings (about 2 cups each)
  • 8 oz dry linguine
  • 5 tsp Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 24 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1½ Tbsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can unsalted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ½ cup whole milk
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving ⅓ cup pasta cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the shrimp with 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; toss well to coat.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add shrimp to pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and 1 tablespoon thyme; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add crushed red pepper and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add reserved ⅓ cup cooking liquid, bay leaves, tomatoes, milk, and remaining 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaves.
  5. Remove pan from heat; stir in shrimp and pasta. Cook 1 minute over medium heat or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining 1½ teaspoons thyme.
Recipe slightly adapted from MyRecipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~2 cups Calories: 348 Fat: 7.0 Carbohydrates: 42.0 Sugar: 7.8 Sodium: 865 Fiber: 3.8 Protein: 26.0 Cholesterol: 154
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