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Shrimp and Tasso Pasta

Shrimp and Tasso Pasta

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
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This recipe is one of my family's all-time favorites! You may substitute crawfish for the shrimp and it turns out just as delicious. The tasso gives the sauce its wonderful smoky flavor. You can substitute smoked ham for the tasso but the smoky flavor may not be as intense.

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  • Calories:
  • 860 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 54.5 g
  • 84%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 39.6 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 311 mg
  • 104%
  • Sodium:
  • 1178 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a rolling boil. Stir the rotini into the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the tasso, and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, onion, green pepper, green onion, and celery. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the basil, thyme, Cajun seasoning, and hot sauce; cook 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the cream, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Cook and stir until the sauce begins to thicken slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and crawfish tails, and cook until hot, then toss with the rotini pasta. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.
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Baylorlana
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Baylorlana

6/22/2009

Where do yo find Tasso?? This is my husband's FAVORITE dish that he used to get at a little restaurant in Crowley, LA. I have made it before with out the Tasso, because I can't find it anywhere. It's still good, but I think it would be better with the Tasso.

MsHissy
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MsHissy

6/22/2009

Perhaps you should rename this recipe Crawfish and Tasso Pasta. Someone forgot to add the shrimp! LOL! It happens.....I can get carried away thinking of other things that I can add to a dish to make it a bit different, then forget about the main ingredient. It's all good though. I presume that 1 pound of shrimp is needed in this recipe in lieu of the crawfish. I made this dish last night using the crawfish and it was absolutely delish! Creamy, smoky, a bit spicy. My kind of dish.

STACKEDTIGHT
5

STACKEDTIGHT

12/23/2010

I found this recipe after looking for something to do with some leftover Tasso I had from a recent trip home to New Orleans. This was soooo friggin' good!!! I didn't have any crawfish so I went with only the shrimp, but I'll be making this for my next dinner party and when my family comes to visit!

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