That being said, this dish came together very quickly. I started to boil the water for the pasta and shrimp when turned on the skillet for the vegetables and all of a sudden the veggies were done and I was still waiting for my water to boil! I used fat free half and half, so of course the end result would be creamier with regular, but it was still rather tasty with the low fat version!
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine
adapted from Cooking Light
Makes 4 servings
8 ounces uncooked linguine
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
about 6 slices bacon or turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 (8 ounce) package presliced mushrooms
7 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced or 1 large red pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Bring medium pot of water to boil. Add linguine and cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp to pot and cook 3 more minutes. Drain and keep warm.
Melt butter in large skillet. Add roasted red peppers and mushrooms; saute 4 minutes or until moisture evaporates.
Remove from heat. Add pasta mixture, bacon, and parsley to pan; stirring to combine.