A Simply delicious, spicy recipe for two.
½ LB LINGUINE
3 TBS BUTTER
1 ½ TBS GARLIC – MINCED
1 SMALL SHALLOT – minced
1 TB CAJUN SEASONINGS – or to taste
1/4 CUP WHITE WINE
1 TB LEMON JUICE – freshly squeezed
1/3 HEAVY CREAM
1/3 CUP HALF AND HALF
CHOPPED CHIVES – for garnish
FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER – or to taste
Boil linguine in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente.
In the meantime, in a large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, Cajun seasonings and stir for a few minutes until all well blended.
Slowly add white wine and let cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and cook for an additional minute while stirring.
Making sure everything is well combined, slowly stir in the heavy cream followed by the half and half. Allow both to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to low and allow the sauce to thicken – about 4 or 5 minutes.
Remove pan from the heat, add drained linguine and toss to coat. Garnish with finely chopped chives.
NOTE: to make this dish even heartier, add some peeled and deveined shrimp and cook in the sauce until pink all over. ALSO, I never can stress this enough; never cook with an inferior or cheap wine. It can ruin a good meal. Always cook with a wine you will enjoy drinking while cooking and drinking while eating.