Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Fettuccini

I made this dish for my friend Anne who sent me a less-than-subtle message on Facebook asking for this dish (in fact she sent me the recipe and said "Make this for me") I did!  Here is a fantastic dish that I served at a dinner party and disappeared in no time!!!

1/2 to 3/4 lb cooked fresh fettuccine
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb peeled, deveined raw large shrimp
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp Essence Seasoning (recipe below)
1 1/2 hot or smoked turkey sausages (I used turkey/chicken ones from Costco), diced into 1/2" pieces
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano or Peccorino Reggiano
 Essence Seasoning:
2 1/2 tbsp Hungarian paprika
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried thyme
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat in a large saute pan.  Season the shrimp with 2 tsp of the Essence.  Place the shrimp in the pan and saute until almost done.  Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • Place the remaining oil in the saute pan along with the onion and bell peppers.  Saute, stirring until the onions are translucent (about 3 mintues).  Add the sausage and cook another minute.
  •  Add the garlic to the pan and saute, stirring quickly to avoid garlic burning, for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken stock to the pan and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add the thyme, 1 tbsp of Essence and 1/2 tsp salt and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the heavy cream to the pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Return the shrimp and pasta to the pan.  Continue to cook the sauce and pasta, stirring occasionally to combine.  Remove from the heat and add the basil and Parmesan.
  • ENJOY!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic fettuccine! Cheers

    PS I've got my very first ever giveaway running over at Carole's Chatter. Hope you stop by.