Cajun Shrimp Alfredo pasta

This is another quick recipe but super tasty. Without too much hassle and fuss.



  • 600-700grams Large Shrimp (clean and deveined)
  • 450g Penne pasta
  • 1 1/2tbs Cajun Seasoning
  • 1Tbs Olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (Chopped)
  • 30g Butter (extra 25g for cooking shrimp)
  • 2-3 Tbs pasta water
  • 400ml Double Cream
  • 180gram grated Parmesan
  • Black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley for garnishing.


  • Pat dry shrimp and put in a clean bowl. Add in olive oil and Cajun seasoning to marinate your shrimps and set aside for 5mins.
  • In a clean pot, cook pasta as instructed on packaging.
  • In a clean pot, melt 25g of butter over medium heat. Add shrimps to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until shrimps have just turned pink on both sides. Transfer shrimps to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same pan over medium heat, melt the 30g of butter. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Pour in double cream and allow to warm then stir in grated parmesan and pepper.
Image of the double cream added to pan
Image of the parmesan and pepper added to pan
  • Drain out cooked pasta and add 2-3tbs of pasta water to sauce. (adding pasta water helps to loosen the consistency of the sauce)
  • Remove sauce from heat and add pasta and shrimps. Toss to coat evenly
Toss till fully coated.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve

Author: thelmzkitchen

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