My roots are deeply planted in the South. So any type of Southern or Cajun I am right there ready to dig in. I love all the ingredients that make up Cajun flavors. They create explosions in your mouth and leave you wanting more. This Cajun Seafood Pasta is no different.
I love seafood and so does my family so this makes the perfect dinner. You can add any type of seafood you want to this dish. I love adding shrimp and scallops. If we were living in the States I would definitely toss some crawfish into this dish. Experiment and find your favorite flavors for this dish.
If we are in a hurry this recipe can be fairly quick however if I have the extra time I like to slow simmer the sauce for a while to really get the flavors meld together.
I used Penne pasta in the recipe but feel free to use any type of pasta you want. I sometimes like to switch it up and use angel hair pasta or spaghetti. Also if you aren’t a big fan of spicy feel free to replace the jalapeños with bell peppers. I sometimes do this when the kids will be eating it.
The last thing I normally add to just about all my pasta dishes is a good heaping dash of a great white wine. It adds so much flavor to the sauce after simmering and really brings out the flavors of the seafood. Of course you can omit this if you want. My favorite two types of white wine to cook with are Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cajun Seafood Pasta
Whenever I can bring in my Southern roots and Cajun flavors here to Norway I definitely try. It makes me feel like I’m home again. Plus it makes my family extremely happy which makes me happy. This dish is a big hit with everyone and I’m sure it will be a big hit in your house too.