Linguine with Spicy Shrimp

  • rindacolleen Posted: 07/30/10
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    We love this recipe! It was delicious with just the right amount of spice.

  • jmbender4 Posted: 09/19/10
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    A family favorite ! Good flavor.

  • holaerica Posted: 07/09/10
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    I thought this was just okay. Not very exciting. I used fat free half and half and only 1.5 T of butter, so maybe that is what did it. I did add about a half a cup of good parmesan to it and it still wasn't great. Is easy, so may make again for a quick weeknight meal, but would never consider serving this to company.

  • sedutta Posted: 06/10/10
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    This was an excellent weeknight meal and one I would serve to guests. I agree with the other reviewer that said it was like something you'd get at a restaurant. It was my husband's night to cook and I didn't hear any complaints about it, so that means it was very easy to make. The heat was perfect- not over-powering, but definitely there. I am looking forward to the leftovers today.

  • oregonhaas Posted: 11/07/10
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    Definitely needs some bread to sop up the tasty sauce. I'm sure it would have been better with a fresher Cajun mix, too...mine had been in the cupboard a while. Also, it was easy to modify and cook unspiced shrimp for the kiddo by cooking & pulling it before adding the spiced shrimp. I should have added it a little earlier, though, because I ended up overcooking the tomatoes. Surprisingly, broccoli that accidently got sauce on it was really tasty!

  • yentruoc Posted: 05/26/10
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    The sauce ended up being a soupy mess at the bottom of the pasta bowl, and the flavor was bland to me.

  • Veggiecook11 Posted: 05/20/10
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    Absolutely fantastic! I didn't have cajun seasoning, so I subbed garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, and black pepper, but otherwise I followed the recipe faithfully. My husband said he would pay $25 for that at a restaurant and couldn't believe it when I told him it came from the budget section of the magazine.

  • Saecca Posted: 06/07/10
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    I guess my hubs and I are light weights because this was super spicy to us. Even the half and half didn't break the heat. I would use 1/4 the amount the recipe indicates. Since it was so hot, it was hard to judge the full flavor, but it was easy to make.

  • lfinney Posted: 10/26/10
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    Have to say I was expecting a lot more flavor and heat from this, even upped the Cajun spice and red pepper and it was still pretty bland for our palates, even with add'l pepper flakes and good quality parmesan. Not sure what else I'd add to get it to the spicy level I was anticipating...maybe blacken the shrimp, but too many other good recipes out there to repeat this one.

  • loo521 Posted: 07/20/10
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    We really enjoyed this dish. It was easy to prepare, and relatively inexpensive. However, the tomatoes fell apart as I cooked the sauce, so it wasn't a very pretty dish. This is very similar to CL's Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine which has red peppers instead of tomatoes. We like the pepper recipe a bit better as it is more appealing on the plate.

  • Yummerz Posted: 05/15/10
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    We loved this! It was just the right amount of spices...great flavor with a nice amount of heat. We will likely add a bit more tomatoes next time as a personal preference, but the recipe as written was delicous. It was inexpensive and very quick to make!

  • Rose6375 Posted: 05/26/10
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    This was super quick and easy to make. I didn't have plum tomatoes so I used six of the smaller tomatoes on the vine that come in a package. Fantastic flavor and good heat, but not overpowering. My kids love spicy food and they LOVED this. This will go into my regular dinner rotation. Serves 4 and I also served a salad.

  • BrigitteR Posted: 06/04/10
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    Oh my gosh, this was delicious!! I totally agree with the user below whose husband said that it tasted like something he would have paid $25 for at a restaurant. I used whole wheat spaghetti with this recipe instead of the linguine because that was what I had available. There was also a lot of water that came off of the shrimp so I only used about 1/3c of half-and-half instead of a 1/2c. The heat from the Cajun spices and the red pepper was just right. It wasn't so hot that I couldn't eat it and it wasn't too mild. Keep in mind that I am one of those people who always goes for the mild salsa because medium tends to be slightly uncomfortable as far as heat goes. Hope that gives you a better idea of how spicy it ended up being. I love this recipe! I am definitely making it again.

  • OlgaFink Posted: 08/15/10
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    So easy and delicious! My friends were really impressed when I made this. I added red pepper flakes for extra spice.

  • pinks53 Posted: 01/30/11
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    My mom made this for me and it was delicious. I am going to try to again with clams instead of shrimp. Yummy recipe!

  • pickles4ever Posted: 01/05/11
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    It was great! added extra cajun to the shrimp before saute, for that extra spice I was looking for. Leave the pan on the burner for a bit when adding half and half.

  • joboe1 Posted: 04/11/11
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    I thought this was great! I did what a previous reviewer suggested and put a few shrimp in the tomato mixture first for my toddler and then set them aside while I cooked the rest of the shrimp for us. The only change I made to the recipe was to use cilantro instead of parsley because that's what I had in my fridge. I will definitely be making this one again!

  • rayraex Posted: 02/03/12
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    The pasta was delicious! I made a homemade cajun seasoning mix using a recipe I found online. WHOA was the pasta spicy! It doesn't seem like others had this issue, so maybe it was because I made my own cajun spice. Next time I will tone it down, but the pasta was still delicious and had great flavor. Will definitely make again!

  • lucid220 Posted: 08/30/12
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    Pretty good with some modifications. Made it to specifications first, except I used about 1/2 to 3/4 lb shrimp because 1 lb seemed like too much. It came out bland. Seeing as there are reviews saying it's way too spicy and others saying it's too bland, I think the problem is the huge variety among "cajun seasoning." Since I still had most of the shrimp and sauce in the pan I added about a 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese and more cayenne and cajun seasoning. It turned out delicious.

  • shadxfx Posted: 02/13/14
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    This was such an easy and excellent dish. Perfect mix of favors. Many compliments from my family. I will definitely be adding this recipe to our favorites folder.

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