Crispy cajun shrimp fettuccine with a super easy creamy sauce and crispy cajun shrimp that can be on your dinner table in 20 minutes tops!
As I sit here enjoying a glass of Pinot Grigio after eating a full plate of this incredible fettuccine, I can’t help but think back to the last time I had a hangover. It was a few months ago, I’m not a big drinker, but I will indulge every once in a while and most importantly I am a very cheap date, one drink or two and I’m a goner. Good thing there’s no more dating for me, I’m sure hubs wouldn’t appreciate that. Seriously though, I cannot help my liquor for the life of me. God knows I’ve tried, I mean occasionally I’ll go on a girls night out and have a couple glasses of wine, but I always go with the intent of drinking a lot because that’s just how mature I am. And it never happens. But every once in a while, even those 2 glasses of wine, or whatever I’m indulging in that night, go to my head and unfortunately, I suffer in the morning. My poor husband has to put up with me during these times, though not often, don’t get the wrong idea, but when they do happen and I get somewhat “tipsy”, well what can I say, I’m a very happy drunk and I start singing.
Did I mention I can’t sing? One thing I’ve always wished for is the talent to sing. But no, no that’s just not me. So when I do start singing after a couple glasses of wine, well you just don’t want to be around me, unless you yourself is also inebriated. Then we might have some fun together. Just in case you were wondering, when I do get a little tipsy I love to sing Gloria Gaynor. Don’t ask me why, just … don’t even go there!
But you’re probably wondering why I’m telling you all this, or what if anything this has to do with this incredible fettuccine dish. No relation whatsoever. It’s just the glass of wine I’m enjoying that’s getting to my head. But moving on. This fettuccine is a very old recipe of mine, as a matter of fact I’ve shared this with you way back in 2012, and wanted a redo, so here it is.
Did I say it’s a favorite of mine? We’re talking crispy fried cajun shrimp on a bed of creamy fettuccine with a simple creamy sauce that really only requires 3 ingredients, unless you count the salt and pepper.
But honestly, dinner couldn’t get any easier, and we’re talking 20 minutes tops before this dish will make its way onto your dinner table. So have at it!
Here’s a quick video to show you how easy it is to make this awesome dish.
- 8 oz fettuccine
- 1 lb large shrimp, deshelled and deveined
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning (you can find recipe here)
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- Cook fettuccine according to package instructions.
- Sprinkle the shrimp with 1 tbsp of cajun spice and toss well. Drizzle the flour over the shrimp and toss in a bowl to make sure each shrimp is covered in flour.
- In a deep skillet add the butter and olive oil and heat over high heat. Add shrimp and cook on each side about 2 min until crisp. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet add chicken broth and heavy cream. Season with additional cajun spice if preferred and/or salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then add the Parmesan cheese and whisk. Add fettuccine and shrimp back to the pot and toss.
- Garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan cheese.
This recipe was originally published Dec 2012.