Lunch / Dinner
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
This Cajun Shrimp Pasta not only answers the question, “What’s for dinner?” — it also delivers an abundance of flavor and comes together quickly. Win-win-win!
The heat level builds slightly, but if you like your food a tad spicy, add 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning to the sauce.
Cook farfalle in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain farfalle.
Toss shrimp with 3 tsp. Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high. Add shrimp and cook until golden and opaque, 4–5 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Deglaze pan with vermouth, scraping up any brown bits; cook until nearly evaporated. Reduce heat to medium.
Stir in cream and remaining ½ tsp. Cajun seasoning; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; stir in Parmesan and simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 3–5 minutes. Stir in farfalle, shrimp, tomatoes, parsley, and lemon juice until combined; season with salt and pepper. Add pasta water to sauce to reach desired consistency.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 87%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 292mg 97%
Sodium 1921mg 80%
Carbs 51g 17%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.