Blackened Shrimp and Pasta – A completely satisfying combination of blackened shrimp and pasta in a spicy flavorful sauce. Ready in 30 minutes. Good enough for date night or entertaining.
If you are struggling to get dinner on the table on weeknights then here is your solution. In my household, it gets pretty hectic sometimes and it’s so hard to find time to cook a decent meal on a weeknight. And this blackened shrimp and pasta fits the bill- not a whole lot of cooking but with tons of flavor.
Blackened is the Southern cooking technique of adding tons of flavor to fish, chicken or any protein. In this case shrimp with minimal effort. Nothing fancy. And no special ingredients needed. In fact, I bet you already have the spices somewhere in your pantry. And if you don’t you can always grab them at you’re local super market. And these spices you can reuse over and over again. As always make it work for you.
No matter how you put it together it’s a flavor combo that is impossible to resist. I couldn’t stop popping these shrimps in my mouth. You wouldn’t either.
My son doesn’t care that much for shrimp so I give it an extra kick. Knowing fully well he’s not going to touch it. But with the sauce I don’t include any hot pepper . So he can go for seconds and thirds if he desires. There is still a little kick from sauteing the shrimp. But I think he can handle it.
What gives that extra richness and flavor in the sauce is this homemade Creole Seasoning which basically transforms any dish into something special. And not to mention that it comes quickly and easily customized according to preference.
For this recipe, you can use you can either use pasta or spaghetti or fettuccine they all work. Also you can omit the shrimp, and just use sausage or any protein.
Before you make the sauce start by boiling the pasta according to your packet instructions. So it will be ready, the same time as the sauce.
Watch How To Make It
Blackened Shrimp and Pasta – A Completely satisfying combination of blackened shrimp and pasta in a spicy flavorful sauce. Ready in 30 minutes. Good enough for date night or entertaining.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 -1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt to taste
- 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 8 ounce spaghetti
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
- ½ medium onion sliced
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2-3 medium tomatoes diced
- 1 teaspoon Fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon creole spice or blackened spice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 medium red or green bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup or more chicken broth
- 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Salt to taste
Start by boiling pasta in a large pot, according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.
Generously season the shrimp with blackened spices and salt to taste. Heat oil/butter over medium heat in a heavy bottomed Dutch.
- Sauté for about 3 -5 minutes shrimp set aside.
Add onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir for about a minute. Then add thyme, paprika, blackened spice, followed by bell peppers, chicken broth, salt and Worcestershire sauce
- Bring it to a boil then simmer for about 7-10 minutes.
- Mixed pasta or fettuccine . And toss with shrimp or serve blackened shrimp on top