I am always looking for creative ways to cook pasta, and one of our favorite pasta restaurants has a Cajun pasta on their menu. After some trial and error, we came up with our own Cajun pasta recipe that was close to the one we enjoy when we dine out.
The trick to this recipe is finding a good Cajun seasoning. We have tried so many, and each seems to be very different. There are ones that are just spices, and others that are very salty, some are very spicy, others are mild, so sometimes we even do a combination of two, in order to find a good balance that is not too salty, but flavorful and also has a little bit of a kick.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 box fettuccine
- 2 cups heavy cream
- cajun seasoning
- red or green bell peppers (optional)
- chicken (optional)
- parmesan or romano for garnish (optional)
- fresh scallions for garnish (optional)
You will want to begin boiling the water and cooking the pasta while you prepare the sauce.
In a pan, caramelize a large onion. You can also add in green peppers to cook towards the end if you wish.
Mix 2 cups of heavy cream thoroughly with your Cajun seasoning. You can also add in a few tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken it up. I can’t tell you how much Cajun seasoning to use, because they are all so different, so use it to the strength you desire. If your seasoning doesn’t have salt, you can add some of your own.
Mix the sauce with the caramelized onions (or whatever vegetables you chose).
Pour over the pasta and mix. You can top your pasta with cheese, scallions, or anything else you desire.
I am a vegetarian, and I like this pasta just with the onions, sauce and pasta, but you can add in other ingredients, such as bell peppers and chicken.