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To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Monday, May 2, 2011

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine

                                           I got this image from here

Here I go again with Cajun food!  This segement of my blog is named after my grandmother(Birda Mae) who passed away November '09.  So from time to time I will post something creole or cajun since this reminds me of her I felt like this was the best way to honor her memory but keeping the tradition of good cooking going.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 14 oz can fat free , less sodium broth
  • 6 oz. uncooked linguine
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and devined
  • 11/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 8 oz package pre sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley.

  1.  Combine 1 cup water and broth in a Dutch oven;  bring to a boil.  Break pasta in half add to pan.   Bring mixture toa boil.  Cover,reeduce, heat , and simmer for 8 minutes.  Add shrimp to pan.  Cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until shrimp is done:drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high.  Add mushrooms and pepper to pan;  saute 4 minutes or until moisture evaporates,  Add flour seasoniong and salt to a pan; saute 30 seconds.  Stir in half and half, cook. 1minute or until thick, stirring constantly.  Removefrom heat.  Add past mixture and parsley to pan, toss.
I omitted the flour and broth and bell pepper . I substitued Ragu' Light Parmesan sauce and frozen sweet peas so I wouldn't have to chop anything. Plus I don't think my kids would've ate the bell pepper.  Also I forgot the
linguine and used good old spaghetti since I have like a gazillion of them  in my pantry.This recipe is linked up to Just Something I Whipped up,Mouthwatering Mondays,Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Night Supper Club and Whatcha Makin Wed

1 comment:

carolinaheartstrings said...

Oh my does that recipe looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks for visiting out site and we look forward to linking up on yours!!!!



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My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.