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. Place 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. Place in a separate bowl and reserve.

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. Stir until the cheese is melted and well incorporated. 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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