Friday, March 21, 2014

Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Pasta + Time for Downtown Alive

Here's a lenten favorite that is bursting with flavor and perfect for those busy days. Succulent Gulf shrimp in a garlic-butter sauce over angel hair pasta will surely please your family and guests. One bite and you'll think you're in heaven, cher! Bon appetit!

Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Pasta

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbs. olive oil
1 tbs. butter
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbs.'s lemon juice
1/4 cup white wine
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions

Heat oil  and butter in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Saute the garlic, onions, and bell peppers, for 3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce, and half of the Cajun seasoning.

Add the shrimp and continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the wine and remaining Cajun seasoning and reduce heat and simmer for another 5 minutes. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve over pasta.

Serve with a big salad and hot French bread. Divine!

Time for Downtown Alive

It's that time again for that wonderful Spring concert series in downtown Lafayette, better known as Downtown Alive. It's a huge block party held on Friday evenings at Parc International or Parc Sans Souci where there is a whole lotta awesome music and nitty-gritty dancin' going on. After the very cold winter that we've had in Cajun country and a stellar line up, it promises to be the best yet. Here's a little clip of  Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express rockin' the crowd at last year's Downtown Alive.

Happy Spring, Ya'll! Hope all of you have a funtastic weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Susanna Powers said...

hi Marguerite, this looks really delicious! thanks & have a beautiful weekend, sp

Linda Starr said...

I do love spicy, looks so delicious

Eddie Bluelights said...

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" I remember Bill Haley and The Comets singing that one, yonks ago. Now don't go telling me you are too young to remember!! ROFL.

Loved the recipices, cher.

Big Dude said...

This looks delicious Marguerite.

Pam said...

Cool! Love that Downtown Alive video and your food too, of course! Love, love that Cajun shrimp! Have a good rest of the weekend, my friend!

Cro Magnon said...

Funnily enough, shrimps are on my today's shopping list to make something very similar. But for me, it has to be spaghetti.

I think I could do that dance (if I could get Lady Magnon to join me).

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Michelle Meche said...

I think it is very cool that you went frogging in high school. I love stuff like that, you know!

Bummed that we missed Chubby this past weekend. Big audit coming up at work that has me crazy. Hope you'll have a video to share!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just stopping by to see if you are OK!!

Perhaps you are busy attending to the begonias! They get more difficult to control this time of year and the weeds have to be removed from the garden. All takes time and detracts from blogging.
Hope to see you soon with some more recipes - I'm starving!