Cajun Seafood Pasta

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Recipe: #32721

June 24, 2019

"I had two bags of Aldi Seafood Medley, I wasn't sure what to do with it, didn't want to overcook it either. Successful dinner doing it cajun style with Paul Prodhomme Magic spices."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (305.6 g)
  • Calories 633.4
  • Total Fat - 39.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.2 mg
  • Sodium - 885 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 15.6 g
  • Calcium - 82.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Make the pasta, drain, oil, set aside

Step 2

Use the pasta water to gently boil the seafood, watch for the shrimp to start turning pink. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Make the sauce:

Step 4

Use one stick of butter to saute the garlic and onion with 1T seasoning.

Step 5

Add tomatoes, the rest of the butter, another 1-2T seasoning, parsley, and a cup or so of pasta/seafood water. Slowly heat to a bubble.

Step 6

Dump the pasta water, save the pot for mixing ...

Step 7

Mix the pasta and the sauce, let it heat up again. Then stir in the seafood to warm up, don't cook it! Add the lemon and a bit more seasoning. Take off the heat.

Step 8


If you've never had Prodhomme's Magic Seasonings, this would be a great introduction. You could use something else, but the flavors here match the seafood very nicely. I would try a small can of tomato sauce next time and some more veggies, would yellow squash work with seafood?

Step 9

Add the

Tips & Variations

  • I love my strainer/scoop from Aldi, allowed me to scoop out the pasta and seafood from the water.

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