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Italian Shrimp & Pasta

This recipe is compliments of my godmother, Missi.  She is one of these very gifted people that can walk into a kitchen, open the refrigerator/cabinet/pantry and grab ingredients and make an amazing meal without a recipe.  And very rarely can you get a recipe out of what ever thing she has created.  But this is one of those exceptions.  So here you go:

  • 1 lb crawfish tails or shrimp
  • 2 bunches green onions or 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp tyme
  • 8 oz Italian dressing or 5 oz olive oil with 2 tsp Italian seasoning

Pasta

Saute onions in butter.  Add all seasonings including Italian dressing.  Then add seafood.

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Cook for 5 minutes.  Marinate for 4 hours to overnight in the refrigerator (I rarely do this step.  I go straight to eating.)  After marinating, reheat and serve over pasta.  If mixture is too dry, add olive oil till mixture is a good consistency.

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I love this recipe because if I have shrimp on hand, I know that I can cook this recipe.  I always have all the spices needed and I always have pasta available.

You can take this recipe one step further and make a dip.  Add a tablespoon of corn starch when you add the dry seasonings and Italian dressing.  Then pour over a block of cream cheese.  Serve cold with your choice of cracker.

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