CAJUN SHRIMP CHICKEN AND STEAK ALFREDO PASTA

 

 

This Cajun Shrimp and Steak Alfredo Pasta are made with penne pasta, cajun-flavored shrimp, and steak all coated in a creamy Alfredo sauce.

INGREDIENTS:

STEAK:
1 Ib. steak, cut into cubes (you can use Ribeye or Sirloin)
½ cup + 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes (optional)
PASTA:
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Ib. Penne Pasta
CHICKEN:
1 and ½ tablespoon olive oil
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
½ – 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
SHRIMP:
10 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined (if frozen, thawed)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
ALFREDO SAUCE:
½ cup unsalted butter
4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1 and ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan

INSTRUCTIONS:

FOR THE STEAK MARINADE:
Place the steak pieces inside of a ziploc bag. Set aside.
Combine ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, brown sugar and ground black pepper in a small bowl.
Pour the marinade inside of the ziploc bag, covering the meat. Seal tightly and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or preferably overnight.
FOR THE PASTA:
Fill a large pot with water and add ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bring to a boil.
Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions. Drain the pasta water and set the noodles aside.
FOR THE CHICKEN:
Heat oil in a large skillet or a large pot over medium heat.
Meanwhile, season the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and Cajun spice.
Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken pieces and cook, stirring constantly until the chicken is no longer pink. Scrape into a separate bowl and set aside. Keep the stove on.
FOR THE SHRIMP:
In a medium bowl, add shrimp, olive oil, cajun seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper and toss to combine and coat the shrimp.
Add shrimp to a hot skillet and cook, stirring constantly until the shrimp is pink. Scrape shrimp into a separate bowl and set aside.
FOR THE STEAK:
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the hot skillet.
Remove the steak marinade from the refrigerator. Remove the steak chunks from the marinade and place in the same skillet in a single layer.
Cook for 2-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
Add butter, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring and tossing to coat the steak. Scrape into a separate bowl and set aside.
FOR THE ALFREDO SAUCE:
In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the cream cheese and heat until softened.
Pour in heavy cream and season with Cajun spice, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
Bring to a low boil. Once boiling, decrease the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 8-10 minutes, whisking occasionally. The sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon.
Once sauce has thickened, turn off the heat and add the parmesan. Stir until cheese is melted and combined. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings to your preference.
Add the pasta and toss around to coat in the Alfredo. Toss in the steak, chicken and shrimp and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
NOTES
You can definitely use your favourite marinade recipe or prepare your steak however you prefer.

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