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CAJUN SHRIMP AND STEAK ALFREDO PASTA

 

CAJUN SHRIMP AND STEAK ALFREDO PASTA

This Cajun Shrimp Chicken and Steak Alfredo Pasta is prepared with penne pasta, Cajun-flavored shrimp, chicken, and steak, and a creamy Alfredo sauce. An uncomplicated weeknight meal that packs in a ton of flavor into each and every mouthful.

Since I can never keep anything simple, I resorted to creating this recipe. It was going to be a recipe for Chicken Alfredo, but I ended up adding shrimp and a lot of steak for good measure instead. Originally, it was only supposed to be a Chicken Alfredo dish. And I believe that everyone is aware of my fixation on all things Cajun; hence, the Cajun Shrimp Chicken and Steak Alfredo Pasta came into being as a result of this fixation.

I had every intention of keeping this dish to myself merely due to the fact that everything was put together at the very last minute; but, after taking one mouthful, I realized that it was much too delicious to keep to myself.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR:

THE STEAK:

500 grams.Of Ribeye steak – cut into cubes.
½ Cup.Of extra virgin olive oil.
¼ Cup.Of soy sauce.
¼ Cup.Of Worcestershire sauce.
1 Tbsp.Of garlic powder
1 Tbsp.Of Cajun seasoning.
1 Tbsp.Of hot sauce.
1 Tbsp.Of brown sugar.
1 Tsp.Of ground black pepper.
2 Tbsp.Of butter.
2 cloves.Of garlic minced
¼ Tsp.Of crushed red chili pepper flakes.


THE PASTA:

½ Tsp.Of salt.
1 Tbsp.Of olive oil.
Penne Pasta; I used 500 grams.

THE CHICKEN:

A boneless chicken breast – cut it into 1’’ cubes.
1½ Tbsp.Of olive oil.
1 Tbsp.Of Cajun seasoning.
Pepper and sea salt – to taste.


THE SHRIMP:

Peeled and deveined shrimp; I used 300 grams.
1 Tbsp.Of olive oil.
1 Tbsp.Of cajun seasoning.
Pinch of Salt.
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper.

THE ALFREDO SAUCE:

½ Cup.Of unsalted butter.
120 grams.Of softened cream cheese.
2 Cups.Of heavy cream.
1 Tbsp.Of Cajun seasoning.
½ Tsp.Of salt.
½ Tsp.Of freshly ground black pepper.
1½ Cups.Of freshly grated Parmesan.


DIRECTIONS:

THE BEEF MARINADE PREPARATION:

Step 1: Place the steak in a zipper-lock bag. Set aside. Combine in a small bowl 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Cajun spice, spicy sauce, brown sugar, and powdered black pepper.
Step 2: Pour the marinade into the Ziploc bag, coating the meat with it. Refrigerate for six to eight hours, or better overnight.

THE PASTA PREPARATION:

Step 1: Combine half a teaspoon of salt with one tablespoon of olive oil and pour it into a big kettle full of water. Bring to a simmer.
Step 2: Add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the instructions on the box. Drain the water from the noodles and put them aside.

THE CHICKEN PREPARATION:

Step 1: Heat oil in a big pan or a large pot over medium heat. In the meanwhile, season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning.
Step 2: Once the pan is heated, add the chicken and cook, continually tossing, until the chicken is no longer pink.vicinity in a separate bowl and reserve . Maintain the stove on.

THE SHRIMP PREPARATION:

Step 1: In a medium bowl, mix and coat shrimp with olive oil, cajun spice, a touch of salt, and a pinch of pepper.
Step 2: Add shrimp to a heated pan and cook with frequent tossing until the shrimp become pink. The shrimp should be placed in a separate dish and put aside.

THE STEAK PREPARATION:

Step 1: In a heated skillet, warm one tablespoon of olive oil. Remove steak marinade from refrigerator. Remove the steak from the marinade and arrange in a single layer in the same skillet.
Step 2: Cook for two to four minutes, stirring often, until golden brown.
Step 3: Add butter, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes and continue to mix and toss the steak for 1 to 2 minutes.


THE ALFREDO SAUCE PREPARATION:

Step 1: Melt the butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, the cream cheese should be added and heated until softened.
Step 2: Season the heavy cream with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Whisk to mix ingredients.
Step 3: Bring to a low boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce, stirring regularly, for 8 to 10 minutes. The sauce must be enough thick to coat a spoon.
Step 4: After the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the parmesan. Adjust the sauce’s spices to your liking after tasting it.
Step 5: Add the pasta and toss to coat with Alfredo sauce. Stir in the steak, chicken, and shrimp to mix them. Serve and delight!

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