Cajun Shrimp and Feta over Pasta

Cajun Shrimp and Feta over Pasta is a simple and tasty preparation for shrimp. Once the shrimp are peeled and deveined, this dish takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. The Cajun seasoning gives the shrimp a little kick and the feta cheese combines with the dry vermouth to make a light and slightly creamy sauce. Served with some warm crusty bread and a glass of Chianti, this recipe is perfect for outdoor dining on a cool coastal evening.

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Cajun Shrimp and Feta over Pasta
(Adapted from recipe courtesy of Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine, October 2012)

Serves 4

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic , minced
1 ½ pounds medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
1 cup chopped green onion
1/3 cup dry vermouth
1 cup feta cheese
½ pound cooked whole wheat spaghetti

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Raise heat to high and add shrimp and Cajun seasoning; cook 3 minutes or until cooked through. Add green onion and vermouth, and cook for 2 minutes.

Reduce heat to low and stir in feta cheese until melted. Serve over pasta.

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