Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

May 2021



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-quart heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 cups Italian cheese blend
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper and sea salt, to taste


  • Bow tie pasta
  • Sea salt


For Shrimp: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shrimp and saute until the shrimp turns pink. Do not overcook shrimp. Remove from heat and set aside.

For Sauce: Combine 2 tablespoons butter, onion, and minced garlic in a medium skillet on medium heat and saute until onion is caramelized. Add heavy whipping cream and lemon juice. Bring to a rolling boil. Add Italian cheese blend and Parmesan. Reduce heat and allow the cheese to melt. You can add more cheese if you desire a thicker sauce. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste.

For Pasta: Follow instructions on the package. Add sea salt to taste. When done, drain and place on a plate. Top with alfredo sauce and sauteed shrimp. Garnish with additional cheese blend, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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