Cajun Shrimp Orecchiette recipe

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2 cups uncooked orecchiette pasta
⅓ cup butter
½ cup chopped shallots
3 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup chopped green onion
1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 cup white wine
1 cup diced plum tomatoes
1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
1 cup baby spinach

Nutrition Info

326.8 calories
carbohydrate: 27.1 g
cholesterol: 142.1 mg
fat: 12.2 g
fiber: 1.9 g
protein: 20 g
saturatedFat: 6.7 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 313.4 mg
sugar: 2.3 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orecchiette pasta, and cook for 9 to 11 minutes, until almost al dente, drain.

  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots, garlic, and green onion. Season with Cajun seasoning and pepper, and cook about 2 minutes. Mix in wine, tomatoes, and shrimp. Continue to cook and stir until shrimp are opaque. Mix in the pasta and spinach, cover, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until pasta is al dente and spinach has wilted.

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Recipe Note

This wonderful spicy shrimp and pasta dish is delicious, easy and elegant. Very spicy - add Cajun seasoning to suit your tastes.

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