The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Surf & Turf Cajun Pasta

5.00 Mitt(s) 2 Rating(s)2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

4
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A delicious shrimp-and-steak version of my Cajun Chicken Pasta. Marlboro Man approved.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole 6-ounce Beef Filet Steaks 1 1/2 Inches Thick (or Any Small/petite Steak)
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Jumbo Shrimp, Deveined & Shells Removed
  • 1 whole Small Red Onion, Halved And Sliced
  • 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded, Halved, And Sliced
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded, Halved, And Sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ cups White Wine
  • 1-½ cup Low-sodium Chicken Broth (more To Taste)
  • ¾ cups Heavy Cream
  • ½ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 2 whole Tomatoes, Diced
  • Minced Parsley, To Taste
  • 1 pound Fettuccine, Rigatoni, Or Other Noodle

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain when pasta is still al dente; do not overcook!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Season steaks generously with Cajun spice. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the steaks until dark golden brown on both sides. Remove to an oven-safe plate or dish. Place in the oven and continue cooking until medium rare, about 12 minutes.

Add additional 1 tablespoon butter and another tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and allow to melt/get hot. Season shrimp liberally with Cajun spice and throw into the skillet. Cook until opaque and deep golden brown. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Throw in onion and bell pepper, then cook for a couple of minutes until golden brown and color but still somewhat crisp. Add garlic and cook around for 30-45 seconds. Remove veggies to a plate and set aside.

With the pan over high heat, pour in the wine and chicken broth. Cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in cream, stirring/whisking constantly. Cook sauce over medium-low heat for a few minutes, until cream starts to thicken the mixture. Add Parmesan and stir to melt. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Finally, add vegetables to the sauce, making sure to include all the juices that have drained onto the plate. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture is bubbly and hot. Add drained fettuccine, minced parsley, and toss to combine. Splash in more chicken broth if it needs more liquid.

Mound pasta on plates and nest a warm steak in the middle. Arrange shrimp around the edge of the plate. Sprinkle with a little more minced parsley and serve!

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of meme32

meme32 on 9.10.2012

Goodness. Putting this on top of menu to make.

2 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Amy Weison

Amy Weison on 2.20.2014

What a hit! My hubby said this is one of the best meals he’s ever enjoyed! Takes a little effort, but well worth it!!

Profile photo of Heather @ Dandelion Daze

Heather @ Dandelion Daze on 12.10.2012

I have made this dish several times and it’s always a hit! Great combination of flavors, we just love it!

Related Recipes

Easy Chicken Cacciatore Stew
Profile Photo by Jennifer Banz in Main Courses
This no-fuss chicken cacciatore stew recipe turns an extremely popular traditional...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Smoked Corned Beef
Profile Photo by Charles Willard in Main Courses
Tender and delicious smoked corned beef.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza
Profile Photo by The Parsimonious Pea in Main Courses
Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza made with roasted cauliflower, freshly shredded mozzarella cheese,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy


Healthy Egg Salad Grilled Cheese
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Main Courses
Gluten-free, high protein and great for kids and adults. Use those...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
Profile Photo by Jennifer Banz in Main Courses
These homemade crockpot Swedish meatballs are so easy to make and...
4.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy