I had some leftover homemade cajun seasoning left over, this was the perfect time to use it. Couple that with a steak I wanted to do something with, and leftover steamed brocolli and we had a great meal!
Cajun Steak Alfredo
2/3 pound sirloin steak
1/2 pound pasta (I used spaghetti)
1/4 cup cajun seasoning, plus more to taste
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving
1 cup diced tomatoes, I used canned
1 cup steamed broccoli
Season the steak with 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning per side. Grill the steak to desired doneness and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions or until al dente (mine is about 8 minutes).
While the pasta cooks, put the olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat, add the garlic cloves and saute for about 30 seconds. Add the flour and stir to combine. Slowly at the cream and milk and stir until thickened, about 5-6 minutes. Turn the heat to low or off and add the parmesan and 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning. Taste for seasoning and add more if desired. At this point the pasta should be finished. With a pasta fork, add the pasta to the sauce, retaining the pasta water. Add the brocolli and tomatoes. If the pasta seems too thick for your taste, add some of the pasta water (I added about 1/4 cup).
Slice the steak and add to the pasta. Serve with additional parmesan and a salad. Enjoy!