Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta:

Click here for a printable PDF recipe card Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta

So there’s a reason that the word “sinful” is in the title…it’s NOT healthy!  Sometimes you have to cheat a little.  In this case, a lot 🙂

I originally started making this dish about 10 years ago.  I found the base to this recipe in a Louisiana magazine and tried it out.  It only called for crawfish and it lacked some serious seasoning.  I had to adjust the recipe significantly as I cooked.  The recipe has morphed throughout the years.  It’s always delicious but it probably changes a little every time I make it because I don’t measure things when I cook.  I season, I taste, I add something else in until I’m happy with the result.  I really love it with real blue crab meat in it, but we haven’t boiled crabs lately and I’m not willing to pay $10 for a little can at the store.  So tonight’s was made with shrimp and crawfish only.  If you have crab meat, throw as much in as you have!  You don’t need to make any measurement adjustments to the rest of the ingredients if you do.

I’ve said before that one of the most challenging parts for me in doing this blog is measuring things.  So tonight I was “forced” to measure as I added, wrote it down, tasted it, what else did it need, added, tasted, etc.  So the picture of the ingredients isn’t fully representative of what’s on the actual ingredient list (pay attention to the list not the picture).  Thanks to this blog I now have a true recipe and one that can be passed down to my daughter and now shared with all of you 🙂

Ingredients: raw shrimp, cooked crawfish tails, butter, flour, onion, green onions, dried parsley, minced garlic, white wine, heavy whipping cream, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, liquid crab boil, cooked pasta, French bread for dipping (optional).Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comGet your prep work done before starting to cook: 1) shell & devein 1 lb. medium shrimp, if needed (I bought shrimp that was already shelled and deveined), rinse, and cut into 3 pieces; 2) chop 3 green onions; 3) mince one medium onion.

Using a deep saute’ pan, melt 1 1/3 sticks of butter.  I originally just used 1 stick but once it was mixed with the flour, onions, etc. it was a little too “tight.”  The additional 1/3 made it perfect.

Once butter is melted, whisk in 4 TBSP of flour.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: Cook on medium heat for ~3 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comAdd in the 3 green onions and 1 medium one you previously chopped.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comAs well as, 4 TBSP dried parsley, 4 TBSP minced garlic, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Emeril Lagasse always says that your onions don’t come out of the ground seasoned, so don’t skip the layering of seasoning throughout the cooking process.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comThis is what it looks like at the very beginning…

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comThis is after sauteing on medium heat for about 10 minutes…

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comAnd this is after 20 minutes…

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comGood food sometimes takes time, so don’t rush it 🙂

Now add in shrimp, 1 lb. cooked crawfish tails, 1 cup of white wine, and 1/4 tsp salt.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comCook on medium heat for ~10-12 minutes.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comNow stir in 1/2 + 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comReduce heat to low and slowly add in 2 cups of heavy whipping cream.

** You don’t want it to boil or it will curdle**

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comSinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comAdd in 1/2 tsp Zatarain’s liquid shrimp & crab boil and simmer for ~15 minutes.

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta:

If you’ve never used this before, please be careful!  Don’t touch the liquid with your hands unless you plan to wash your hands really well.  Touching your eyes with this would be like taking some type of really hot pepper and rubbing it on your eyeballs.  You will be begging God for mercy! I wouldn’t take a big whiff out of the bottle for it will surely burn your nose, hahaha!  And don’t taste it out of the bottle! It is quite potent, so trust me with the previous “do not’s” and with only adding 1/2 tsp.

Now your sinful deliciousness is ready!

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta: LittleCajunGirl.comServe over pasta (I prefer angel hair, but our daughter likes linguine).  Honestly, this stuff is so good that you could serve it over a cardboard box and it would be great!  A little French bread on the side to soak up the extra sauce is really nice too 🙂

Bon Appetite!!

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta:

Click here for a printable PDF recipe card Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta

Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta


1 lb. medium shrimp

1 lb. cooked crawfish tails

1 1/3 sticks butter

4 TBSP flour

3 green onions, chopped

1 medium onion, minced

4 TBSP dried parsley

4 TBSP minced garlic

¼ tsp + ¼ tsp + ½ tsp salt

¼ tsp + ¼ tsp black pepper

1 cup white wine

½ tsp + ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp garlic powder

2 cups heavy whipping cream

½ tsp liquid crab boil

Cooked pasta

French bread (optional)


In large sauté pan, melt butter. Whisk in flour & cook ~3 min. Add green onions, onions, parsley, minced garlic, ¼ tsp salt, & ¼ tsp black pepper. Sauté 20 min. on medium heat. Add shrimp, crawfish, wine, & ¼ tsp salt. Cook 10-12 min. Stir in remaining salt & pepper, all cayenne pepper, paprika, & garlic powder. Reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in heavy cream. *Do not boil or it will curdle* Add liquid crab boil & simmer on low for 15 minutes.

Serve over cooked pasta.

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2 Responses to Sinfully Delicious Seafood Pasta

  1. Lisa Nowling says:

    When a recipe calls for white wine I never know what to use. Any recommendations?


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