Sunday, November 12, 2006



New Recipe - Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine - easy and delicious!

1 cup water

1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

6 ounces uncooked linguine

1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1½ tablespoons butter

1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms

1 large red bell pepper, cut into (¼-inch-thick) slices

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

¼ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup half-and-half

¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Combine the water and broth in a Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Break the pasta in half and add it to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes. Add the shrimp to the pan. Cover and simmer 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Drain the pasta and shrimp. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and pepper to the pan and sauté for 4 minutes or until the moisture evaporates. Add the flour, seasoning, and salt to the pan and sauté for 30 seconds. Stir in the half-and-half and cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add the pasta mixture and parsley to pan. Toss and enjoy!


Yield: 4 servings, serving size = 1 1/2 cups. Calories 365, fat 10.9g (sat 5.9g), protein 27.4g,carb 38.1g, fiber 2.2g, chol 194mg, sodium 685mg.

[ via Cooking Light magazine, September 2006 ]

12 Comments:

Blogger v said...

Oh man that looks good. Healthy too. I guess I could handle this recipe. Though I think it's best if I stop by for dinner. Set an extra plate. Lol.

7:09 PM  
Blogger sage said...

i agree with V, that looks good! Please set out a bowl and chopsticks for me...

7:23 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

I like the concept of cooking the shrimp with the pasta! It saves a step!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

v, sage - I'll put out a couple of extra bowls :-)

getflix - yeah - not too much prep - even less if you buy shrimp already peeled and de-veined - and not too many ingredients - dinner in 20 minutes!

9:15 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Well, that might end up being a dinner experiement. I'm a terrible cook, and I have to experiment with recipes before they turn out edible.

Looks yummy!

8:02 AM  
Blogger prunella jones said...

Yum, all I'd add is a good bottle of wine and some crusty bread. Maybe I'll try this for dinner tonight.

9:32 AM  
Blogger dit said...

this sounds extra tasty! Thanks!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

I'm going to try this tomorrow.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I would really encourage you guys to try it - good and easy . . . hope you like it!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous NFL Jennifer said...

Looks like that is what the NFL family will be having tonight. It was just going to be salad, but they are about the same amount of calories, so I would rather have that. Of course by the time I add the homemade garlic bread, not so much. :) by the by, The Who could have sang row, row, row, your boat and I would still be just as stoked! The new album sounds like a good one. Cheers.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Jen - I hope you like it! Sounds like you guys had a good anniversary weekend . . . glad you liked the concert - I enjoyed it too :-)though I do keep singing Love Reign O'er Me to the dogs

4:39 PM  
Blogger PixieGaf said...

Diane why do I always have to come across your blog when I am hungry and have nothing to eat! That meal looks so delicious.

5:10 PM  

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