This is a recipe I got from a Cajun cooking class. This was by far the best Cajun cooking I have eaten so far!
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 2⁄3 tablespoons green onions
- 2 2⁄3 small garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2⁄3 pint heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 1⁄3 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 1⁄3 teaspoon sweet basil
- 1⁄8 teaspoon oregano (dash)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1⁄3 teaspoons paprika
- 1⁄3 cup romano cheese, grated
- 2⁄3 lb angel hair pasta
- 0.667 (8 1/16 ounce) can black olives, sliced for garnish
- 1 1⁄3 lbs shrimp, med. size, peeled, deveined and butterflied
- 2⁄3 lb large scallop
- 2⁄3 cup lump crabmeat, about two cans
- 1 loaf French bread (for sopping up sauce)
- Take a heavy aluminum 12 inch skillet, pour in the olive oil and heat it hot enough for frying. Drop in the shrimp and scallops (make sure they are drained well) and stir-fry them quickly until they start to bronze. Then immediately reduce the heat to medium and gently sauté the shrimp and scallops until the natural juices begin to render out(about 3 min). Do not over cook.
- Add the green onions and garlic and sauté then till the onions wilt slightly and the garlic starts to brown. At this point, remove seafood from the skillet with a strainer spoon, leaving as much liquid as possible in the pan and set them aside in a bowl.
- increase heat to "high" again. Pour in the heavy cream and dry seasonings and cook it at a quick bubble until it thickens. Make sure to watch the pan and continuously stir as it cooks because cream has a tendency to boil over easily.
- Boil pasta, drain and add a small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking. Set Aside.
- Place all the seafood, including crab and the Romano cheese into the pan and mix everything together well. Then drop in the pasta and thoroughly coat each strand with the sauce and serve piping hot. garnish with black olives.
I made this recipe several weeks ago, not only did I forget to rate it, I forgot to save it to my cookbook. Thank God I found it again! This was by far the best cajun seafood pasta I've ever had. It was easy to prepare and the taste was spectacular - better than restaurant quality. Absolutely astounding. I've got it saved now so I won't lose it. =]
DELICIOUS!!! I made this pasta for company, and after dinner was finished my DH and BIL fought over the leftovers :) I followed the recipe, but added a little more garlic. Next time I will add even more (we love garlic!!) This recipe fed 4 adults to bursting. Served with a salad. Thanks so much for a "company worthy" recipe!!
*Made for PAC Spring 2008* This is definitely a "Company's coming to dinner", or a special occasion meal. Wow- what flavor! While seafood is a bit pricey in my area, it was worth every penny and extra calorie. I would HIGHLY recommend doubling the sauce. 2/3 lb of cooked pasta soaked up the sauce in a flash. Another tip: Have all your ingredients ready and spices measured out before you begin cooking. This comes together fast once you get the sauce thickening. Thanks for a real treat Zorphai789!