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Chef Johnnie’s PENNE PASTA WITH SHRIMP AND A CAJUN CREAM SAUCE Recipe


Trying to get my boys to eat back in da day was a task. So, I had to figure out a few key items that I knew these little mo-fos would eat up every time. I came up with a few things and one of dem was PASTA WITH SHRIMP AND A CAJUN CREAM SAUCE…They liked this pasta dish…me too. Check out the recipe:


½ pound of peeled and deveined shrimp (24 count)

½ pound of Penne Pasta

1 TBS Flavor Crank's Spicy Latin Heat Seasoning

½ TBS of tomato paste

S&P to taste

1 cup of heavy cream

3 TBS of fresh chopped parsley

½ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese

2 medium Bell Peppers small chop, 1 red and 1 orange or yellow

3 cloves of fresh minced garlic

1 ounce of butter

¼ cup of white wine


To Make: Fill a large pot at least 2/3 of the way with water and add a palm full of coarse kosher salt and bring to a boil. Add pasta and allow to cook to aldente (about 10-minutes) or you can follow the cooking directions on the package. Once pasta is cooked, drain, place back in pot and add a one-count pour of extra virgin olive oil and stir to coat.


For the shrimp: In a bowl, add the shrimp and stir in the Flavor Crank Spicy Latin Heat seasoning to cover. In a preheated pan over a medium high heat add the butter and shrimp and allow to sear for two minutes on one side. Turn the shrimp over and add the garlic, bell peppers and S&P. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes stirring to soften and lightly cook the bell peppers while keeping the shrimp from over cooking. Add the white wine to deglaze the pan and then add the tomato paste and stir. Allow the flavors to incorporate for about 1 minute and then add the heavy cream. Turn down the flame to medium and allow the ingredients to come together and cook for another 2-3 minutes stirring constantly. Once the cream begins to bubble, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top and stir lightly. Add the pasta to the pan and flip or lightly stir and allow to simmer on a low heat for a minute or two. Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top and serve immediately. Enjoy! The Flavor Crank is the Spicy Latin Heat seasoning seasoning.

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