Cajun Prawn Fettuccine

Recently I was craving something creamy with just a little kick to it and I always have some pasta in the pantry, so I thought I would indulge myself . The result of my indulgence you ask? This recipe for Cajun Prawn Fettuccine. I must say, it really hit the spot!  I simmered succulent prawns in a creamy Cajun sauce with shallots and bell peppers before tossing the mixture with fettuccine. Rich and Creamy, Cajun-y goodness! Who could resist?

Cajun Prawn Fettuccine Recipe

Serves 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 pound dried fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound (51-60) count prawns
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste



Start the water for your pasta and cook according to package directions.


Meanwhile, heat olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat. Once butter has melted add garlic, shallots and bell pepper. Cook until slightly softened, the bell peppers will still be a bit crunchy, about 3 minutes.


Reduce heat to medium-low. Add half and half, sour cream and Cajun seasoning to pan. Stir to combine and cook until warmed through about 3 minutes. Add prawns and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the prawns are pink.


Once your pasta is finished cooking, strain and add fettuccine, toss to combine. Let stand 5 minutes, toss once more. Serve.



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  • Reply
    March 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Sounds yummy. Due to allergies I’ll substitute chicken. (Gawd, how I miss shellfish. Sigh..) Thanks for the ideas. ;o}

    • Reply
      March 3, 2009 at 8:56 am

      Oh I’m sure chicken will be just as yummy Val. You’re welcome :)