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Cajun Shrimp and Pasta

This is a quick and easy meal to make that will quickly become a favorite dish.

Marina sauce with a tangy, spicy Cajun flavor.


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Serve with garlic bread and a salad.

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2 - tablespoons butter
1/4 - cup chopped onion
1 - large clove garlic, minced
1 - red or green bell pepper, diced
1 - rib celery, thinly sliced
1 - can stewed tomatoes, (14.5 oz)
1 - 6 oz can tomato
1/4 - cup dry white wine
2-  drops Tabasco sauce, or to taste
1 - 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (to taste and optional)
Cayenne pepper to taste.
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1/4 - teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 - teaspoon celery seed
1 - teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1 - teaspoon oregano
1 1/2-  tablespoons parsley
1 - pound shrimp, shelled & deveined

Preparation:
Melt butter in a large skillet and sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery until tender. Add tomatoes, wine, Tabasco, and seasonings. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Serve over your favorite pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

Serves 2

Omit the tomato paste for a thinner sauce.

If you are using dehydrated shrimp, simmer until they are soft.

When using canned shrimp I pour the juice in, the shrimp won't need to simmer for too long - just long enough to warm them.