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Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Salmon

Cajun Shrimp and Salmon Pasta. Savor the bold flavors of Cajun spices in our creamy Cajun shrimp pasta and salmon dish, perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. With succulent shrimp, tender salmon, and a creamy sauce that coats every bite of pasta, this dish is a great option for anyone looking for a tasty and effortless meal! All ready in less than 30 minutes.

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a plate of creamy cajun pasta with shrimp and salmon

This creamy cajun shrimp pasta with salmon is a favorite in my home! There’s no better combination than cajun and seafood. Whenever I make this dish, the bold cajun aromas fill the home, and my family flocks to the kitchen in excitement!

The best part about this creamy cajun pasta is that it’s super easy to make in just one pot, making it a perfect choice for a quick and hassle-free weeknight meal.

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Ingredients Need To Make This Cajun Shrimp and Salmon Pasta Recipe:

  • Large shrimp: Make sure to peel and devein.
  • Salmon: Use fresh or frozen salmon. If using frozen salmon, make sure to thaw it first.
  • Mafaldine Pasta: I love using Mafaldine pasta noodles, but you can use your favorite noodles. Parpadelle noodles or penne noodles are also a great option.
  • Fresh spinach: The spinach will wilt and bring a vibrant pop of color to the dish.
  • Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese: Skip the pre-shredded Parmesan and use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the best results.
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley: Use parsley when making the dish and garnish the dish.
  • Heavy Cream: This is the base for the luscious creamy sauce. Use full-fat or low-fat heavy cream.
  • Butter: I like to cook seafood in both butter and oil for the best flavor.
  • Avocado Oil: or cooking oil of choice
  • Spices: Lemon pepper seasoning, Old bay, Smoked paprika, Salt-Free Cajun seasoning
  • Garlic Paste, Tomato Paste, Italian Herb Paste: Make sure to use each to elevate the flavor of the cajun pasta.
pouring creamy cajun sauce over salmon and shrimp pasta

How To Make This Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta With Shrimp

  1. Season Your Salmon And Shrimp Generously with lemon pepper, old bay, Cajun seasoning, and smoked paprika. Use 1 tablespoon of avocado oil to help the seasoning stick to the salmon and shrimp.
  2. Cook The Salmon And Shrimp: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil. Cook the salmon for about 2 minutes on each side until it gets a nice sear. Take it out of the skillet. Then, add another tablespoon of oil and cook the shrimp on each side for 60-90 seconds. Take the shrimp out of the skillet too.
  3. Prepare The Creamy Sauce. In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons of butter, garlic, tomato paste, and Italian herb paste. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cream will get thicker. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low or low and add Parmesan cheese (about 3/4 cup) slowly, mixing everything together. Add more seasoning to taste, parsley, and spinach. Cook on low heat.
  4. Boil The Pasta until it’s almost cooked but still a bit firm. Then, take the pasta from the boiling water and put it directly into the sauce, letting any extra water drain off first. Mix the pasta into the sauce.
  5. Plate Your Pasta And Add The Salmon And Shrimp On Top, or you can mix them directly into the pasta in the skillet. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese and more parsley on top. Serve and enjoy!
a plate of creamy cajun pasta with shrimp and salmon

Tips To Nail The Recipe

  • Make sure not to overcook the salmon or shrimp. The salmon is ready when the meat easily breaks apart into pieces along the white lines on the fillet. The shrimp is done when the color transforms from translucent to opaque.
  • If using store-bought Cajun seasoning make sure to read the label and see if it contains salt. If so, add salt lightly or not at all, and taste to adjust.
  • Add your favorite vegetables. This creamy cajun pasta would taste great with the addition of sauteed broccoli, asparagus, or cauliflower.

Storing Leftovers And Rewarming

Store any leftover cajun shrimp and salmon pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Rewarm the pasta on the stove or in the microwave. Pro Tip: Add a teaspoon or two of water to the pasta before rewarming it to help thin the sauce.

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a plate of cajun shrimp pasta with salmon

Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Salmon

Savor the bold flavors of Cajun spices in our creamy Cajun shrimp pasta and salmon dish, perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. With succulent shrimp, tender salmon, and a creamy sauce that coats every bite of pasta, this dish is a great option for anyone looking for a tasty and effortless meal!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb Salmon, cubed
  • 1 12 oz package of Mafaldine Pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 cup Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Avocado Oil, divided
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning, to taste
  • Old Bay, to taste
  • Smoked Paprika, to taste
  • Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning, to taste
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Herb Pasta

Instructions
 

  • Season your salmon and shrimp generously with lemon pepper, old bay, Cajun seasoning, and smoked paprika. Use about 1 Tbsp avocado oil in the arch bowl to help seasonings coat salmon and shrimp.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp avocado oil and cook your salmon for about 2 minutes on each side or until a nice sear develops and remove from the skillet. Next, add 1 Tbsp oil and add your shrimp. Cook on each side for 60-90 seconds. Remove from skillet
  • In that same skillet reduce heat to medium and add 2 Tbsp butter, garlic, tomato paste, and Italian herb paste. Saute for 2 minutes and add your heavy cream. Cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes and allow heavy cream to thicken stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low or low and add in your Parmesan cheese (3/4 cup slowly) and mix to combine. Add in some more seasoning to taste, parsley, and spinach. Cook on low heat
  • Boil your Mafaldine pasta until just before Al dente and take your pasta directly from the boiling water into your sauce. Allow excess water to run off first. Mix in your pasta.
  • Plate your pasta and add your salmon and shrimp to the top or you can mix it directly into your pasta in the skillet. top with remaining Parmesan cheese and more parsley and Serve and ENJOY!

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Awsome recipes bro. Came across your blog on Facebook. I am also a Food Blogger and love your content. This recipe is fire 🔥. It looks delicious and comforting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks delicious! Before I attempt this recipe, it calls for Old Bay seasoning & smoke paprika but, in the video, I do not see you use this seasoning. Can you share what you use in place of these? Are the seasonings listed in the recipe going to produce the same flavor as what you are actually using?

    thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for your support, and I hope you enjoy this recipe! the recipe listed here is the same one that I follow at home and for my videos. Sometimes in the videos, you do not see everything that goes into the mix, but the recipe listed here has everything I use at home. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. This was one of those recipes that you just can’t quit eating. Ultimate comfort food and in under an hour. Crazy good stuff!

  4. Pasta with salmon is the best combination of food if you cook it the right way. Your instruction and recipe is clear. I will try it soon. I subscribe your YouTube channel for more updates of delicious and unique recipes.

  5. 5 stars
    If cooked properly, pasta with salmon is the ideal culinary pairing. Your instructions and recipe are straightforward. I’ll give it a shot soon. I’ve subscribed to your YouTube channel in order to receive more updates on delicious and creative dishes.

  6. 5 stars
    easy and delicious! i made a couple adjustments but the recipe was easy to follow and execute! I’ve been following Dave on IG but this was my first attempt at one of his recipes. thanks for keeping it simple!

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