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Cajun Pasta


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  • 1# fettuccine
  • 1 boneless, skinless breast half, cut crosswise
  • 2.5 tsp Essence
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz chorizo
  • 1# shrimp
  • 2 t garlic, minced
  • 1.5 c heavy cream, half & half, or milk
  • 2/3c grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 t Worcestershire sauce
  • Essence:
  • 5 T sweet paprika
  • 1/4 c salt
  • 1/4 c garlic powder
  • 2 T ea:
  • black pepper
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • dried oregano
  • dried thyme


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Bring pot of water to boiling for pasta. As soon as it reaches boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, combine spices to create Essence. Makes enough for several uses. Store in an airtight container.

Step 3

Toss chicken strips w 1 tsp essence. Saute in oil until browned.

Step 4

Add chorizo and stir. Add shrimp, garlic and remaining (1.5 tsp) essence. Saute 1 min

Step 5

Stir in cream; reduce heat; simmer 2 min.

Step 6

Stir in 1/3 c Parmesan and worcestershire. Simmer 2 min.

Step 7

Drain pasta. Add to skillet. Toss to coat. Sprinkle w/Parmesan


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