Cajun Shrimp with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Cajun Shrimp with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

8 ounces fettuccine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk, or more, as needed
1/2 tsp each dried thyme and oregano
1/4 cup each half and half and freshly grated Parmesan cheese
For the shrimp
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. Place shrimp in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic and cajun seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes; set aside. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, thyme and oregano. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in half and half and Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately with cajun shrimp, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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