Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cajun Shrimp and Lemon Pepper Pappardelle

This dinner was shamelessly stolen from Liz's Cooking Blog. Nashville got a Trader Joe's at the beginning of November, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I have been so impressed by the quality of their products and how "foodie" it is for our budget. After seeing this on Liz's Cooking Blog, I picked up some of this pasta the next time I was there.

This was just as good and quick as I expected it would be. When I opened the dried pasta, I could smell the lemon and pepper. The shrimp were a nice complement and added some protein. When I was in a bookstore yesterday, I saw a cookbook called Cooking with Trader Joe's. This would be a great addition to that cookbook!


1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 oz package Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tbsp flour
Cajun seasoning, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste


Prepare water to boil for pasta.

Toss shrimp with flour, Cajun seasoning, and salt and pepper. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet.

Put pasta in boiling water and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente.

Cook shrimp in skillet until opaque.

When pasta is cooked, drain in a colander and return to pot. Add shrimp, lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of olive oil and toss. Serve with freshly ground pepper to taste.


Liz said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it! I now need to find myself a copy of that cookbook!

Joelen said...

We are a Trader Joes home (since DH works there) and so I've had a chance to try quite a few things there. The pasta is delicious! I almost bought the book but at lot of the recipes weren't as challenging as I wanted. I would say it's a great book for those who really like to use convenience foods. :)

Stephanie said...

I wish we had a Trader Joe's the way everyone on the nest talks it up. This looks delicious!

Lisa said...

Sounds great! And light too.