Monday, May 16, 2016

Creamy Cajun Alfredo Sauce

Joseph and Jarren were rummaging in the kitchen the other night, looking for something to "eat" and not wanting to snack.  I had been wanting to make this pasta and so I suggested the recipe and they both thought it sounded delicious!  

It was! - Joseph had the leftovers for lunch the next day and gave Alice a taste, but warned her it was Spicy. She loved it and asked for spicy noodles all week long. 

This isn't a healthy re-make of this recipe, but I am posting it because it is something that I think gets ordered at restaurants with Shrimp or Blackened Chicken or Salmon added to it. 

If you made this recipe at home instead of going out, It would be better for you, and your budget, even if the ingredients were basically the same. 

Cajun Alfredo Sauce

1/4 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
pinch white pepper
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1 teaspoon basil, minced
1 teaspoon oregano, minced

Melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in cream, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, white pepper and salt and pepper and simmer for five minutes. Add garlic and Parmesan cheese and stir to melt cheese. Remove from heat. Stir in fresh herbs. Toss with al dente pasta and serve.

Makes 4-6 servings.