Penne With Cajun Hot Links and Chipotle Shrimp

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This recipe is from Food Network's Guy Feiri. I had this at his restaurant, Johnny Garlic's and loved it. I made it at home last night and it tasted exactly the same! It is spicey! I only put in 1 1/2 peppers and it was not as spicey as it was at the restaurant, but perfect. It is an easy recipe to make!


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20 Min
15 Min


  • 1 oz
    olive oil
  • 4
    louisiana hot link sausages, all beef, cut in 6 bias slices
  • 20
    raw shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 lb
    cooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated plus more for serving
  • 1 Tbsp
    diced roma tomato
  • 1 Tbsp
    diced scallion

  • 1 1/2 c
    barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1/3 c
    lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1-2
    canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/3 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 tsp
    ground black pepper

How to Make Penne With Cajun Hot Links and Chipotle Shrimp


  1. Make the Chipotle Sauce first. Combine all ingredients in blender, puree, cover and refrigerate.
  2. In saute pan over high heat, add olive oil and hot links. Sear links until browned.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook until pink. Lower heat to medium.
  4. Add cream, 3/4 of the Chipotle Sauce, salt and pepper.
  5. Add cooked pasta and the cheese. Toss to combine.
  6. Serve in pasta bowl and garnish with diced tomato, scallions, more sauce, if desired, and grated Parmesan.

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About Penne With Cajun Hot Links and Chipotle Shrimp

Course/Dish: Pasta Seafood

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