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Cajun Butter Shrimp with Pesto Pasta

This bowl of Cajun Garlic Butter Shrimp with Creamy Pesto Pasta is smokey, creamy and absolutely delicious.

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Cooking Time

2 People

Serving Size





Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

What you'll need

Olive oil | Salt | Black pepper | Cooking pot | Cooking pan | Measuring jug | Strainer | Chopping board | Knife

Cooking Instructions


Step 5 : Toast the Bread

Place bread slices on a tray. Toast in the oven for 2 minutes, spread garlic butter, then toast for 2 more minutes until golden.

180 g Spaghetti Pasta
200 ml Pasta's Cooking Water
5 g Garlic
5 g Basil Leaves
60 g Red Cherry Tomato
100 g Fresh Lemon
300 g Shrimp
10 g Butter
6 g Cajun Seasoning
100 ml Cooking Cream
45 g Garlic Butter
130 g White Bread, Sliced
70 g Home Made Pesto Sauce
6 g Parmesan Cheese


Nuts, Dairy, Gluten, Shellfish

Step 1 : Cook the Pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta, cooking for 10-12 minutes until al dente. Drain the pasta, saving a cup of the pasta cooking water for later use.

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  • The nutritional information provided is only for ingredients supplied by COOKFRESH.

  • Please note that the total nutritional values will vary based on the cooking process and any additional ingredients you add at home.

Step 3 : Sauté the Shrimp

Marinate the shrimp with the lemon juice, cajun spice, black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, then heat a medium pot over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes, add the cherry tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.

Step 2 : Prep the Ingredients

Peel and finely chop the garlic. Pick and finely chop the basil leaves. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl.

Step 4 : Simmer the Sauce

Pour the cooking pasta water and cooking cream. Add the basil leave and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Stir in the butter, black pepper, salt and pesto. Continue stirring for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6 : Serve and Enjoy!

Serve the pasta on plates, topped with the Cajun butter shrimp, and serve with the golden, toasted garlic bread.


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