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Blackened shrimp and pesto pasta

April 18, 2018

A taste of cajun! This homemade blackened seasoning is great for any meat and fish dishes.


8 pieces shrimp, deveined, rinsed & patted dry

1 clove garlic, minced

5 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved

green onions, sliced

lemon juice

200g pasta

pesto sauce


½ tablespoon paprika

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon oregano

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper



  1. Combine seasoning in a small bowl. Coat the shrimps evenly.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instruction. Reserve 200ml of pasta water and drain the pasta.
  3. While cooking the pasta, saute the shrimps with garlic until opaque and slightly firm. Remove from the frying pan.
  4. Add the tomatoes and half of the pasta water to the frying pan. Let simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Add the drained pasta and shrimps to the pan, then add pesto sauce and stir to combine.
  6. Serve hot. Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle the green onions on top.

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