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!
I am proud to be partnering with DaVinci Wine and Kitchen PLAY to bring you this tasty recipe! As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
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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