Crawfish and Shrimp Penne in Cream Sauce

The combination of crawfish, creamy Alfredo sauce and noodles is always a winner in my book. Its comforting and warm and hearty.

I started this recipe with the anticipation of it being strictly crawfish penne but I got some awesome shrimp at the meat market I just couldn’t resist. I often times make this crawfish sauce and serve it over blackened mahi mahi. It can pretty much be eaten with anything just make sure you don’t forget the bread!

Ingredients

  • 2c Heavy cream
  • 1c White wine
  • 1/4c vegetable stock
  • 4Tb grated parmesan cheese
  • 2Tb flat leaf parsley
  • 1Tb red pepper flakes
  • 1/3c pasta salt water
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 medium onions, diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2c Monterrey jack cheese.
  • 4tb butter
  • 2Tb olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 12 oz. cleaned frozen crawfish tails
  • 1lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 12 oz. penne pasta

Directions

  • Put a pot of salty water on to start boiling on high.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides for 3 minutes set to the side for later.
  • In a pan on medium heat add in 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil.
  • sauté mushrooms and onions for 7 minutes till tender and slightly brown. Season slightly with salt and pepper.
  • Increase temperature of pan slightly and add in white wine to deglaze pan. Add in heavy cream, vegetable stock, and garlic. Simmer for 7 minutes till slightly reduced. Add in crawfish tails and shrimp.
  • Add penne in water. Remove pasta from water 1 minute before the recommended cook time add directly to the sauce to finish cooking.
  • Once the pasta is in the sauce add the Monterrey jack cheese, parmesan, parsley, red pepper flakes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Toss all together.
  • Serve with extra parmesan, parsley and black pepper
  • Enjoy!

Tips

  • When deglazing a pan always use a wooden or rubber spoon. Never a metal utensil you’ll scrap the bottom of your pan that way.
  • Cook pasta for recommended package cook time. some pastas are different.

10 Comments

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I believe this is the first recipe I’ve seen for crawfish! I’m impressed Marissa!

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    1. Thank you! 😃 Crawfish are such a staple here it’s nice to do something different.

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I particularly like this recipe, mostly I know crawfish only in low country boils and such.

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      2. Me too! If u try it out let me know. I love it!

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      3. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        You’ve forced me to follow your blog. This will result in attempting as many of your recipes as possible!

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      4. Argh! Let’s hope we can get through these recipes together then! 😃
        Seriously though I hope you enjoy them!

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      5. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Yes ma’am I do believe I am! 🙂

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  2. dogs4everr says:

    mMmmMmM! I love shrimp so this is gonna be a delicious recipe for me to try! 😀

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    1. Please do! Let me know how it turns out. Hope you enjoy!😃

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