Prep 30 mins
Cook 18 mins
From Southern Living.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs unpeeled medium raw shrimp (or frozen shrimp, thawed)
- 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
- 12 ounces uncooked penne pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Peel and devein shrimp; toss shrimp with creole seasoning; set aside.
- Cook pasta according to the package directions; drain and keep warm.
- In a large skillet over med-high heat, melt the butter.
- Add in shrimp; stir/saute 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
- Remove shrimp from skillet; add green onions and garlic to skillet; stir/saute 2-3 minutes or until tender.
- Lower heat to medium; stir in cream and hot sauce.
- Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, stirring constantly 8-10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.
- Stir in shrimp and parsley.
- Toss with pasta.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.
You could serve this to anyone -- from the queen to your favorite neighbors -- and get praise. Just yummy. I changed it a bit. First off, I used thawed, frozen, boiled shrimp, and skipped the 5 minutes of sauteeing in the butter -- just went right to the green onions and garlic stage. Then, instead of whipping cream, I used evaporated skim milk and just cooked it a tad longer at very low heat to get it to thicken. Added the pre-cooked shrimp that had been resting in the creole seasoning in step 8 and heated everything really well. It came out beautifully, and cut the fat and calories, too. Great recipe!
A local restaurant near us has this recipe but with crab claw, scallops and langostinos. I made this just as written and it's awesome, just as good as the restaurant version. I may, for special occasions search out crab claws and scallops to add.
Oh this was fabulous. Like cajun alfredo. Had to make one minor adjustment because I didn't have hot sauce (where did it go? It was there yesterday!!) and instead added a little creole seasoning right to the cream sauce. Mmmmmm!! Delish! Thank you :)