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Cajun Shrimp and Pasta

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup shrimp mixture and 1/2 cup vermicelli)
Inspired by the piquant flavors of the Louisiana bayou, this no-fuss entrée makes entertaining easy.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked vermicelli
  • 2 tablespoons light butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 232
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • protein 22.0 g
  • carbohydrate 25.4 g
  • cholesterol 171 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 575 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fiber 2.0 g
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

  2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until butter melts. Add onion, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Add shrimp, Cajun seasoning, and salt; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring constantly.

  3. Remove from heat. Serve shrimp mixture over pasta. Add water to pan drippings, and cook over high heat 30 seconds; pour evenly over each serving.

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