Cajun-Style Yabby Pasta

    45 minutes

    This is a beautiful way to cook yabbies. You can substitute prawns for the yabbies and it is still delicious.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g spiral pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup ham, cut into matchsticks
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 3/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped green capsicum
    • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped celery
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning blend
    • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 2 cups thickened cream
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 500g peeled yabby tails
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a rolling boil. Stir the pasta into the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the ham and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, onion, green capsicum, spring onion and celery. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the basil, thyme, Cajun seasoning and Tabasco sauce; cook 1 minute.
    3. Pour in the cream and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Cook and stir until the sauce begins to thicken slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the yabby tails and cook until hot, then toss with the pasta. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

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    Where do yo find Tasso?? This is my husband's FAVORITE dish that he used to get at a little restaurant in Crowley, LA. I have made it before with out the Tasso, because I can't find it anywhere. It's still good, but I think it would be better with the Tasso.  -  20 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Perhaps you should rename this recipe Crawfish and Tasso Pasta. Someone forgot to add the shrimp! LOL! It happens.....I can get carried away thinking of other things that I can add to a dish to make it a bit different, then forget about the main ingredient. It's all good though. I presume that 1 pound of shrimp is needed in this recipe in lieu of the crawfish. I made this dish last night using the crawfish and it was absolutely delish! Creamy, smoky, a bit spicy. My kind of dish.  -  19 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I found this recipe after looking for something to do with some leftover Tasso I had from a recent trip home to New Orleans. This was soooo friggin' good!!! I didn't have any crawfish so I went with only the shrimp, but I'll be making this for my next dinner party and when my family comes to visit!  -  20 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)