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Creamy Cajun Pasta

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Picture shows "Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta"; Also great without shrimp served with Cajun Catfish.

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Ingredients

  • Optional:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta (or linguine)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Add 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Suggestion:
  • 12 oz. Pasta

Details

Servings 4
Adapted from allrecipes.com

Preparation

Step 1

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 4 minutes or until al dente; drain. (For Linguine, cook according to package directions.)
2. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. * Stir in garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in flour and Cajun seasoning. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, then cook until thickened. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. **

If adding shrimp:
* Saute shrimp for 1 minute on each side in butter and garlic; Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
** Return shrimp to sauce, and spoon over cooked pasta.

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