Cajun-Style Yabby Pasta

    Cajun-Style Yabby Pasta

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

    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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)

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    7

    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)

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    5

    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)

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