Picture some spicy Cajun flavors rolled into a pasta dish in a creamy sauce and you'll have what our dinner was last night. Unfortunately we were rather unimpressed but as the Big Guy said "they can't all be golden". It doesn't look bad though, does it?
I should have known better because we've tried a pasta dish like this one once before and I was unimpressed then but thought I'd just try another version so I grabbed one from Canada's Dairy Counsel site. Unfortunately it wasn't any better this time around either but that's just personal opinion. It's certainly not that it lacked any of the necessary ingredients - browned coins of andouille sausage, gorgeous 16-20 shrimp as well as tons of garlic and even cayenne pepper. It even had dried thyme in the equation and therein could lie the problem or maybe not.
We thought the dish had a "musty" kind of flavor which could have been due to the new batch of dried thyme I picked up yesterday in the bulk aisle. It smells great though. It could also be that because I love gumbo so much, whenever I see the combination of good andouille sausage and beautiful shrimp, I think they should be combined in a pot of perfect Cajun bliss or topping a bowl of creamy grits.
Regardless, here's the link for the recipe just for posterity and maybe you'll like the results but personally I'll not be making any kind of Cajun linguine in the future - unless I forget and try again, that is. Afterall, I'm kind of stubborn that way.
Oh, one more thing - sorry I'm late with this morning's post but we took the boys to the dog park to run off some energy. Now they're sleeping, the Big Guy's doing all the honey do jobs outside that he's missed during the frantic pace of the the past couple of weeks and I think I might even be able to talk him into harvesting the pomegranates later today, provided it doesn't interfere with our Sunday afternoon nap that is.
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