My baby brother wanted shrimp and I wanted pasta. I’ve seen Cajun Shrimp Pasta before and figured you can’t go wrong with cajun spices, smoked shrimp, pasta and a cream sauce. So, here’s my take. Naturally it has bacon and smoked paprika.
- Toss the shrimp in the herbs and spices, then skewer and place on a large flat dish. Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes (1-2 hours is best).
- Preheat smoker to 325°F.
- Meanwhile, heat a dutch oven or deep skillet over medium heat and add the bacon, butter and onion. Cook until the onion is tender before adding the garlic, sautéing until fragrant; about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the milk and cream. Add the cheeses, stirring until melted. You can whisk in more milk, ¼ cup at a time if the sauce gets too thick.
- Add the shrimp skewers to the smoker and cook for 10-12 minutes or until pink.
- Heat a large pot of liberally salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until almost al dente; about 10 minutes. Drain and add to the Alfredo sauce along with the shrimp. Toss and serve!
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