Here is my introduction to Pasta St. Charles.
Pasta St. Charles appears frequently as a lunch special. St. Charles Avenue is the tree lined street on which the Street Cars travel. This street has many mansions in the Uptown and Garden districts of the city. It is also home to my high school De La Salle, which Dickie graduated from a year before I did.
Pasta St. Charles
2 cups Heavy Cream
2 tablespoons Creole Mustard
12 ounces Andouille Sausage
2 tablespoons Butter
16 ounces Jumbo (21-25 count) Shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning
8 ounces Penne Pasta, cooked al denté
2 tablespoons Butter, chilled
Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste
Green Onions, sliced for garnish
Parmesan Cheese, grated for garnish
Bring the cream to a boil in a small saucepan and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until reduces by 1/2. Whisk in the Creole mustard and remove from the heat.
Cut the sausage into halves lengthwise and then slice. Sauté in 2 tablespoons butter in a large sauté pan for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, garlic and Creole seasoning. Sauté for 5 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through.
Stir in the reduced cream sauce. Fold in the pasta and 2 tablespoons chilled butter to richen the sauce. Season with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Garnish servings with the green onions and Parmesan cheese.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!