Creamy Cajun prawn pasta

    50 min

    It takes only six ingredients to make this pasta dish, which is guaranteed to please. Spaghetti is topped with a creamy, Cajun-spiced prawn sauce.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 450g vermicelli or spaghetti pasta
    • 110g butter
    • 1.5 litres double cream
    • 100g chopped spring onions
    • 675g cooked prawns
    • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Stir in the Cajun seasoning and cream. Cook until sauce is reduced by half.
    3. Stir in the spring onions and prawns. Heat thoroughly. Serve over hot pasta.

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    This is very good dish, especially for such a simple recipe. I used half and half and wisked in 1 tablespoon flour for thickness. In the future, I may try adding some fresh garlic. Also, if your cajun/creole seasoning doesn't have salt added, be sure to add some salt!  -  19 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is great. You may want to use linguene instead of angel hair pasta. Also make sure you use a cooking pot when reducing the cream, it likes to boil over. If you dont have enough crawfish scalops mixed in workds great.  -  14 Apr 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe, although I would make two suggestions. 1) Use linguine instead of angel hair. 2) Most cajun seasonings are incredibly salty. Keep that in mind and half the amount of seasoning if salty foods bother you. And I'll also say that it took a very long time for my sauce to thicken. Allow over an hour when planning this meal! Great recipe! Thanks!  -  26 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)