My family loves this Cajun Shrimp Alfredo dish! It is full of flavor and just enough spice to kick it up a little from just a regular shrimp Alfredo.
2 Cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
1 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined
3/4 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or green onions
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 oz. linguine,
Salt and pepper
Season shrimp with Cajun and Italian seasonings, sprinkle with salt.
Cook linguine according to package directions.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter, when its melted add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Add garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant for about 30 seconds. Add chicken broth, heavy cream and ¾ cup of Parmesan cheese and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Toss in cooked pasta along with shrimp (save some shrimp for garnishment).
Garnish with parsley or green onions, remaining cheese and shrimp.
To jazz it up, I sprinkled with Red pepper flakes. It gives the dish a little kick (optional)
*** You can make this dish with chicken breast.