Cajun Seafood Pasta

Cajun Seafood Pasta

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"This recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you are weak of tongue, then divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until top turns golden brown!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 695 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 695 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 36.7 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.2g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 31.5 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 193 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 1054 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, pour cream into large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until just about boiling. Reduce heat, and add herbs, salt, peppers, onions, and parsley. Simmer 7 to 8 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Stir in seafood, cooking until shrimp is no longer transparent. Stir in cheeses, blending well.
  4. Drain pasta. Serve sauce over noodles.
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Wonderful recipe! I made the following changes, many of which were recommended by others. A) Reduce: Cream by 1/5, Salt by 1/4, and Chilis by 1/3- 1/2. B)Increase the seafood, because people will inevitably want more of it. C) Use Bay scallops instead of other scallops, if available. D) Saute fresh green peppers and mushrooms in butter with the green onions before adding them to the cream. E) Reserve a small portion of the cream mixture and toss the pasta with it just before serving. F) Don't prepare the pasta until the cream mixture is ready, as the pasta will only take a few minutes to cook and the sauce took longer to prepare than the recipe indicated-- its taste REALLY improves if it is allowed to simmer.


My fiance came across this recipe a couple of months ago and it's been a staple in our kitchen since. After reading a couple of other reviews, I would recommend the following.. Change the order when adding the ingredients: -Heavy cream, as directed (+ addl 1/4 cup) -Peppers, onions, parsley as directed (reduce red pepper by at least half if you are sensitive to spicy foods). -Cheese, as directed **Let reduce until desired consistency. This will achieve that traditional Alfredo texture and body w/o add'l unecessary ingredients.** -Add shrimp and scallops last(make sure shrimp and scallops are comparable in size so they have similar cooking times). By adding the seafood last, you are avoiding overcooking when letting your sauce thicken. Hope this helps- Happy Cooking :).


This is a well written recipe and tastes good, but if you are looking for a creamier (more alfredo style) recipe you should continue searching. Based upon previous reviews I made the following changes: I added approximately 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, added 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning, did not use the parsley, used mozorella instead of swiss and used dry herbs (for the basil and thyme) instead of fresh. I would have used fresh herbs but I did not have any on hand and I did not want to make a special trip to the grocery store. My roommate enjoyed this dish immensely, but I was hoping for a more "alfredo" style sauce. I will probably not be making this again.