Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
Recipe from Family Circle

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

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  • 1   pound 
  • 1   package 
    (9 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1   tablespoon 
    canola oil
  • 1   
    onion, chopped
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 4   teaspoons 
    Cajun seasoning
  • 1   pound 
    peeled and cooked frozen medium-size shrimp, thawed
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons 
    unsalted butter
  • 3   tablespoons 
  • 1   cup 
    vegetable broth
  • 1   cup 
  • 1   cup 
    shredded Gruyere cheese
Cook pasta following package directions, about 12 minutes. Add peas to pasta water for last 2 minutes of cook time. Drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; cook 1 minute. Stir in shrimp; cook 2 minutes then set aside.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in broth and milk. Bring to a simmer; cook 3 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning and Gruyere until smooth. Pour into pasta pot along with shrimp mixture. Toss to coat; serve immediately.
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