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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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Restaurant food is always delicious, but it can be a big no-no if you are on a gluten free diet or another healthy eating plan. This Applebee's Copycat Cajun Shrimp Pasta recipe from Anne Colagioia will show you how to make one of the best restaurant copycat recipes that you can actually eat guilt free. This dish is definitely one of the best healthy shrimp recipes to serve to your friends and family.
  Shrimp 12 Ounce, peeled and deveined
  Cajun seasoning blend 1 Teaspoon
  Fettuccine 4 Ounce
  Onion 1 , thinly sliced
  Green pepper 1 , thinly sliced
  Red pepper 1 , thinly sliced
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon

1. Prepare the fettuccine according to the package instructions.
2. In a small bowl, mix the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning.

3. Heat a large sauté pan over a medium high heat.
4. Pour in olive oil, add the peppers, onions and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for 5 minutes.
5. Push all of the veggies to one side of the pan, add in the butter, garlic, lemon zest and shrimp.
6. Sauté the shrimp for 2 minutes on the first side and an additional minute on the second side.
7. Continue sautéing the peppers and onions.
8. Add in the fettuccine, squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the skillet, and toss the pasta.

9. Serve hot Cajun Shrimp Pasta in a plate.

If you are following gluten free diet be sure to use gluten free fettuccine in the dish. Be sure to have all of your chopping and prepping done in advance since the dish moves along quickly once you start.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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