Cajun Shrimp Pasta is a fancy yet simple dinner recipe. Shrimp and pasta slathered in a creamy wine sauce flavored with Cajun spices and lemon zest. Perfect for date night at home!
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I am a big fan of fancy dinners at home. You don’t have to dress up, you can choose whatever food you want and it is far less expensive than eating out at a restaurant.
This Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta pairs perfectly with DaVinci Pinot Grigio. The clean, crisp finish and natural acidity makes DaVinci Pinot Grigio the perfect complement to many of your favorite foods, from burgers to seafood to dessert.
DaVinci Wine has expert growers and winemakers producing authentic, high-quality Italian wines. This includes two of my favorites, Chianti and Pinot Grigio. Tuscany is the home of the Chianti grape and grapes for the DaVinci Pinot Grigio are grown in northeastern Italy. The wines are produced by the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci, a cooperative of more than 200 passionate local winegrowers near the Tuscan hillside town of Vinci. This is the historic birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.
Oh, how I dream of visiting Italy some day. Just imagine sipping wine in a Tuscan villa while enjoying fresh pasta. Until then I will enjoy simple yet impressive meals like this one with a glass of good wine in the comfort of my own home. After all, Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Words to live by.
Good wine, good food, good company, good life.
This Zesty Cajun Shrimp Pasta really is easy to make. In fact, on my lazier days I don’t even bother with the carrots, celery and onions. They do add great flavor and texture but the shrimp pasta is fantastic with just a creamy sauce as well.
Using quality ingredients is most important. I use bucatini pasta, which is a thick spaghetti style noodle that is hollow, so the sauce can really get soaked into the pasta and the consistency is great.
I also make sure to use meaty wild-caught shrimp, fresh lemon, salt-free Cajun seasoning and DaVinci Pinot Grigio.
Salt-free Cajun seasoning is very important. There is nothing worse than preparing a fabulous dish that gets overwhelmed by salt in the seasoning. If you are unable to find salt-free Cajun seasoning at your local store you can check out these DIY recipes and just omit the salt: Cajun Spice Mix by Mom On Timeout or Homemade Cajun Seasoning by Growing Up Gabel.
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- 16 ounces Bucatini Pasta
- 1 Lb . Deveined Shelled Wild-Caught Shrimp
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Celery Stalk - finely chopped
- 1 Carrot - finely chopped
- 1/2 White Onion - finely chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves - finely chopped
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese - cubed
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 2 teaspoons Salt-free Cajun Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 Cup DaVinci Pinot Grigio
- Zest from 1 Lemon
- Fresh Chopped Parsley
- Flaked Maldon Salt
Prep all ingredients before beginning.
Boil pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In large pan, cook shrimp in olive oil over medium heat until pink and curled into a loose 'C' shape. Remove from pan and set aside with the pasta.
Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add celery, carrot, onion and garlic. Cook while stirring for 5-6 minutes or until carrots have softened.
Add cream cheese and milk. Whisk continuously until smooth.
Stir in Worcestershire sauce and seasoning.
Gradually whisk in wine. Whisk and simmer until thickened to a thin sauce consistency.
Turn off heat. Stir in pasta and shrimp. Toss until evenly coated.
Serve topped with lemon zest, parsley and salt.
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