Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta

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Those that live near bodies of salt water often have the opportunity to eat fish and other seafood more often than those who are centrally located in most countries. Most seafood contains important vitamins and nutrients and should be eaten on a regular basis. This Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta combines the succulent sweet taste of Bay Scallops, along with the delicious, slightly salty, fishy taste of tender Shrimp and melds it with Penne Pasta in this tasty entree. The heat of the jalapeno peppers and Cajun spice, added to this dish and topped with freshly squeezed lemon gives it that oh so fresh, so tasty, slightly salty, lemony pepper flavor. It is definitely an entree that you would serve on special occasions.

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Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta

INGREDIENTS 

1 box Penne Pasta

1 pound raw shrimp ( Your choice of size )

1 pound raw scallops

     1 cup cherry tomatoes

2 diced Jalapeños, seeds removed

1/4 cup of caramelized garlic

1 lemon

1/4 cup of butter

2 tbsp. olive oil

4 tbsp. Cajun spice

1 tbsp. pepper

Salt to taste

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DIRECTIONS 

Rinse the scallops and shrimps under cold water for a minute or two.

Add your shrimp and scallops to a large bowl.  Season with salt, pepper and Cajun spice.

Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Add your olive oil to a large cast iron pan. Turn the pan onto a  medium to high setting. Now add your shrimp and scallops.

Slice your lemon in half and squeeze the juice on the scallops and shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook for 8-10 minutes until the shrimp and scallops are no longer transparent.

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Cook the Penne pasta as directed on the box.

Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.

Reduce the heat to low, add in the butter and diced jalapeños.

Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Stir often so you do not burn the butter.

Add the pasta and shrimp to the sauce and stir to combine.

Garnish with lemon zest and serve.

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Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta
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Most seafood contains important vitamins and nutrients and should be eaten on a regular basis. This Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta combines the succulent sweet taste of Bay Scallops, along with the delicious, slightly salty, fishy taste of tender Shrimp and melds it with Penne Pasta in this tasty entree. The heat of the jalapeno peppers and Cajun spice, added to this dish and topped with freshly squeezed lemon gives it that oh so fresh, so tasty, slightly salty, lemony pepper flavor. It is definitely an entree that you would serve on special occasions.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 160 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 160 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta 1
Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta
Print Recipe
Most seafood contains important vitamins and nutrients and should be eaten on a regular basis. This Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta combines the succulent sweet taste of Bay Scallops, along with the delicious, slightly salty, fishy taste of tender Shrimp and melds it with Penne Pasta in this tasty entree. The heat of the jalapeno peppers and Cajun spice, added to this dish and topped with freshly squeezed lemon gives it that oh so fresh, so tasty, slightly salty, lemony pepper flavor. It is definitely an entree that you would serve on special occasions.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 160 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 160 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
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  1. Debra @ Bowl Me Over

    Absolutely loving this delicious meal! You’ve nailed two of my fav’s shrimp & scallops, yum! Wanted to pop by to do some sharing and let you know I’m featuring your recipe on #FoodieFriDIY this week – come back and share in the fun!

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