For years, one of my favorite places to eat was Outback. The main reason for that was the delicious pasta dish called Toowoomba Pasta...I knew everytime I went there, I would be ordering that calorie filled pasta with the creamy sauce full of craw-fish, shrimp and mushrooms. For some strange reason, they decided to discontinue this dish and it is no longer on the menu. I have not had it in many years, so when I found this recipe, I knew I had to include it on the site. It has great 4 star reviews. Be sure to adjust the inclusion of cayenne pepper if you do not want it so spicy. Enjoy!
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (reduce to 1/4 tsp for light heat)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups quartered baby portabella mushrooms (Slice instead if they have the circumference of a golf ball or wider)
1 lb raw shrimp (tails off and de-veined, substitute 1/2 for crawfish if available)
1/2 cup chopped green onion (about 2-3)
16 ounces fettuccine pasta (I am guessing on the amount of pasta since I make two batches of Easy Homemade Fresh Pasta (Gluten Free))
shredded fresh parmesan cheese
- Cook fettuccine as directed.
- Melt butter in a large skillet. Whisk in cream, ketchup and spices. Bring to a boil. Continue to simmer and reduce while you continue with the rest of the recipe, stirring occasionally with a wire whisk. (most of the cream will boil away, leaving you with a dark orange sauce).
- Sauté mushrooms in a separate small skillet over medium to low heat, in olive oil until soft. Add mushrooms to simmering sauce.
- Cook shrimp (and crawfish if available) in the small skillet in olive oil just until pink and add to sauce.
- Simmer for about 5 minutes adding green onions for the last 2 minutes or so.
- In a large bowl, toss shrimp mixture with cooked and drained fettuccine and serve immediately, topping with finely shredded fresh parmesan (or romano) cheese.