Now that I have been cooking for a while, I have really taken on my mom’s way of cooking. Meaning, recipes are just a suggestion, I throw in a little of this and a little of that. My friend Natasha and I love to make dinner together to try out new recipes, and honestly to have an excuse to finish off a few bottles of wine. We made a Creamy Lemon Langostino Pasta dish. It was so delicious and the creamy lemon is the perfect flavor for spring. We combined several different recipes and just threw in what sounded good. SO when I shared it on my Instagram stories and got requests for the recipe, there really wasn’t one… until now.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 8 – 10 oz Pasta
- 12 oz Shrimp Tails or Trader Joe’s Langostino
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1½ Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Tbsp Flour
- ¼ Cup Shredded Parmesan
- ½ Tsp Cajun Seasoning
- ¼ Tsp Oregano
- ¼ Tsp Basil
- ¼ Tsp Rosemary
- 2 Juiced Lemons
- 1/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
- Red Pepper Flakes
*If you’re using frozen shrimp or the TJ’s Langostino, set it out 4-5 hours ahead of time to thaw.
WHAT TO DO
1) Mince garlic and sauté with butter until browned. Add red pepper flakes (to taste), juice from two lemons, and white cooking wine to the pan, simmer for 1-2 minutes. While this is simmering, bring a pot of water to boil, for the pasta. Once the water is boiling, add in the pasta. Cook pasta until al dente.
2) Add flour to the pan with the garlic and wine mixture, stir until flour is mixed in.
3) Add cream, cajun seasoning, oregano, basil, and rosemary. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
4)Add shredded parmesan and continue to stir until the sauce starts to thicken. If you want the sauce to be thicker, add more parmesan; for thinner sauce, add more cream.
5) Rinse thawed Langostino and add to sauce mixture. Simmer until the shrimp is heated or cooked through. (The TJ’s Langostino is already cooked so it just needs to be heated up).
6) Once the Langostino and sauce mixture are heated up and to consistency you like, fold in the pasta.
7) Serve & DEVOUR!
If you make this recipe, tag me, I would love to see your creations. I hope you enjoy!