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Monday, January 30, 2012

Shrimp with Andouille and Angel Hair Pasta

For a change of pace, Andouille sausage is delicious ~ add some shrimp and seasonings and you’re sure to enjoy a tasty meal! 

Andouille sausage is French in origin, having a unique spicy flavor, being made primarily from pork, garlic, red and black peppers, wine and onions.  It is cased in a blackened skin, and then is heavily smoked over pecan logs and sugar cane.  It can be served cold, in slices, as an hors d’oeuvre; however, it is mainly used in Cajun and Creole dishes such as jambalaya and gumbo. 

Cajun cuisine is one of our favorites and always reminds us of NOLA ~ actually, I can’t get enough of either of them.  Serving it over angel hair pasta is pretty great!

Shrimp with Andouille and Angel Hair Pasta


8 ounces angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ pound Andouille sausage, cut into ¼” slices
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup salsa verde
4 teaspoons flour
1½ cups chicken broth
¼ cup heavy cream
1 pound shrimp, deveined and peeled
3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds for garnish


To a large skillet, add olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add Andouille sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add garlic to skillet and cook for 30 seconds.
Stir flour into drippings until dissolved.
Whisk in broth and cream and cook until thickened, about 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, drain well and set aside.
Add salsa to broth mixture in skillet and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
Transfer sausage to skillet.
Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are opaque, about 3-5 minutes.
To serve:  Place pasta on a plate, top with shrimp mixture and sprinkle green onions over all.


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StephenC said...

I made made dishes sort of like this over the years. I am dismayed by how many recipes all you, my blogger buddies, have posted in the last couple of days that leave me limp as a noodle with desire.

Big Dude said...

DELICIOUS!!! is exactly how it looks and sounds and I fill put it with my low-cal dishes to try :-)

Karen said...

Having been raised in New England, Southern food isn't something that I had a lot of. This looks delish!

Rita said...

If is is Cajun I know it will be good; great memories of N'awlins.

Jennifurla said...

I can tell from the rich color how wonderful this must be.

jose manuel said...

Un plato delicioso.


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We had Andouille sausage last night but not with shrimp :( Next time :) Diane

David said...

Pam, Great recipe with some of my favorite ingredients... I am really hungry now! Nothing like a little heat and spice with one's food... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Brownieville Girl said...

I'm going to have to keep a lookout for this sausage it sounds delicious, actually the whole dish looks delicious!

Jenn said...

Andouille sausage is the bomb!! I can't seem to find a really good kind out here, but that doesn't mean I haven't stopped looking. Now it's a must that I find it.. I need to make this dish very soon!!!

Pegasuslegend said...

Great dish Pam rich in flavor!

Pam said...

Stephen, you said it! It's drooling time!

Larry, thanks! It's good and easy too!

Karen, lots of good food up that way, I'd like to have, esp. Boston baked beans and New England clam chowder!

Rita, thanks! Glad you like it.

Jennifurla, it's packed with flavor and quick to make.

jose manuel, gracias! Que tengas un buen dia.

Diane, great! Now I'm wondering how you prepared it.

Dave, you're right! Love it when there's a little heat; and just wish it was outside too!

Brownieville Girl, I hope you find it. Andouille definitely has a unique taste, spicy and good.

Jenn, keep looking! It's carried in most grocery stores here but, the best is at the Italian butcher in our town! It's so delicious, the bomb!

Claudia, thanks! Have a good day!

Linda said...

I make something similar using Italian sausage. I hate to say it, but I like your version better! My husband would love the Anduille sausage.

Catherine said...

Dear Pam, This sounds like a creamy and comforting dish! I know my family would absolutely love it. Blessings dear one, your friend, Catherine xo

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks wonderful! Spicy, rich and decadent!

Soni said...

Lovely and delicious!I love andouille sausages.So flavorful and tasty!Happy to be following you :)

teresa said...

oh wow, what rich and delicious flavors, i love this pasta!

Becki Jacobs said...

Wow - this sounds so incredibly flavorful and the dish looks great! Love some spicy sausage:-) Plus it's over pasta - yum.

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love Andouille Sausage, it goes perfect with this dish. This dish sounds spicy and wonderful!

What's Baking?? said...

Hi Pam. Wish I could have a taste..looks absolutely divine.

Deborah said...

This sounds so good - wish I was having it for dinner tonight!!

Mary said...

What an amazing recipe. This truly sounds delicious,Pam. It has just moved to the top of my to-do list. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', I'll eat anything with pasta. I'm addicted!!!

Last night I was grillin' the blackened wild salmon and makin' Cajun pasta with peas and sun-dried tomatoes sided with grilled garlic bread, it hit me that we'd had pasta the night before. Duh!!!

Spaghetti of all things, how could I forget. I apologized repeatedly for my mistake but Farm Boy lapped it up anyway. Heeehehehe!

The dish looks amazin' sweetie.

God bless ya and have a grand day!!!

Pam said...

Linda, thanks! I think it would be great with Italian sausage. Good and spicy!

Catherine, thanks and here's hoping you're having a great day! Blessings

Carol, thanks for the visit!

Soni, thanks so much! It's a pleasure to "meet" you and I will be visiting you soon. Hugs

teresa, thanks, it's good!

Becki, yes. Love it over pasta. Thanks for stopping by!

Words Of Deliciousness, I agree. Andouille and shrimp are the perfect marriage.

What's Baking?? Thanks! That's the way I am, I'd like a taste at about every food blog I visit. lol

Deborah, thank you! Have a good evening!

Mary, thanks so much and blessings to you also.

Nezzy, I want to come to your house for dinner, love that pasta and I make it every chance I get. Good fuel for winter weather! God bless you too and have a great rest of the week, year, and forever!