Penne with Cajun Hot Links and Chipotle Shrimp

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 -ounce olive oil
  • 4 hot links, all beef, cut in 6 bias slices
  • 20 (21/25 shrimp), deveined, shelled and butterflied
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Chipotle Sauce, recipe follows
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon diced Roma tomato
  • 1 tablespoon diced scallion
Directions
  • In saute pan over high heat, add olive oil and hot links. Sear links until browned. Add the shrimp and cook until pink. Lower heat to medium. Then add cream, 3/4 of the Chipotle Sauce, salt and pepper. Add cooked pasta and the cheese. Toss to combine.

  • Serve in pasta bowl and garnish with diced tomato, scallions, more sauce, if desired, and grated Parmesan.

Chipotle Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce

  • 3/4 cup canola oil

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 3/4-ounce Dijon mustard

  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo

  • 3/4-ounce red chili flakes

  • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Combine all ingredients in blender, puree, cover and refrigerate.


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