12 oz fettuccine (I used penne instead because Craig doesn't like long noodles and it's also easier for the kids)
1 - 1.5 lbs combination of raw shrimp, cooked crawfish & crabmeat (I used frozen shrimp & crawfish)
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning (Tony's)
4 tbsp butter
1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
8 oz half & half
8 oz heavy cream
1/2 tbsp dried basil
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook & drain pasta according to package directions.
- Combine shrimp, crawfish, crab meat and Cajun seasoning in a large bowl. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add seafood mixture, onions and garlic. Cook about 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is light pink.
- Reduce heat, add half & half, heavy cream, basil and Parmesan cheese. Cook and stir until heated through and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. (Mine didn't really thicken until it cooled but maybe because I made a double batch.)
- Pour over pasta and serve immediately.
Now you can see why it's called Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) pasta - heavy cream, half & half, butter, and cheese! But it was sooo good!