Cajun Shrimp Penne Pasta

"A rich, delicious Cajun-style shrimp pasta dish."
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  • Cook penne paste until al dente. Drain and let cool.
  • In a saute pan heat olive oil and add bacon. Cook until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, but leave grease in saute pan.
  • Add onions and garlic to bacon grease and cook until golden.
  • Remove onions and garlic, set aside with bacon.
  • Add shrimp and cook until done.
  • Turn heat to low, return bacon, onion, and garlic to pan.
  • Add paprika, red chili pepper flakes, and penne pasta.
  • Add cream and parmesan cheese.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. rmische
    Excellant - 5 Star rating. My family loved it on Christmas Eve.
  2. hodgemo2
    I guess it was a hung jury on whether it should be 4 or 5 stars. While I LOVED it, my hubby just gave it a "really good, but not wonderfully fantastic." (and he has given some recipes the 'wonderfully fantastic' label. I made a few changes though. No onion, no bacon. And, I didn't really measure the spices, just went by color and feel, so I'm not sure if my version was spicier or not as spicy as the original. Either way, I WILL cook this again!
  3. UGE Principal
    This recipe is awesome! I add scallops and salmon as well but change nothing else. This is a hit every time I serve it to family and friends and am alsways asked for the recipe!
  4. Muffin Goddess
    Very nice! Restaurant-quality, definitely rich, but very good. I doubled the amount of shrimp, because DH would've eaten all the shrimp on me if I didn't. The listed amount of chile pepper flakes gives the dish quite a kick, so more heat-sensitive diners might want to cut it in half or so. Served this with some extra cheese sprinkled on top of each serving (hey, calorie-wise, if you're gonna go down, might as well go down in flames, right?) lol Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 09



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