I recently had the kind of day where everything went wrong. You’ve probably had one of those days. It started with bad weather (these kinds of days almost always do, am I right?) I don’t usually have to be anywhere at a specific time, but on this day I did. Also on this day, we had had a snowstorm the night before, which meant window scraping and snow brushing. Of course, I never made it to my appointment on time. And I’ll spare you the details, but one thing after another went wrong. I ended up getting home hours after I expected, and was cold, wet, exhausted, and starving. I immediately rummaged through my fridge trying to find the perfect comfort food that I could make super fast.

Some frozen shrimp, a carton of heavy cream I bought for something else, and tortellini leftover from another meal turned out to be just what I needed after a long day. Yes, there are a million other things that could be added to this dish to make it better, and I expected to be disappointed, but it was actually delicious.

You’ll want something to spice up your shrimp, of course. I chose the Blackened Fish seasoning from Ava Jane’s Kitchen. Spicy and full of flavor, it complements the creaminess of the cream beautifully. I was surprised to find that I really didn’t need anything else to make this so good. A quick saute in Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil browns the shrimp nicely.

You could make this with fettuccini or another type of pasta; I just had tortellini, which I enjoyed. Paired with a glass of white wine, it was the perfect end to a lousy, cold winter day.

Cajun Shrimp Tortellini

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 738kcal


  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Ava Jane's Kitchen Blackened Fish seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound cheese ravioli cooked according to package directions


  • Toss shrimp and seasoning together in a small bowl.
  • Heat a heavy deep skillet over medium high heat and add the oil. Add the shrimp and cook until pink.
  • Remove shrimp from pan.
  • Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  • Add ravioli and shrimp.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired and serve immediately.


Calories: 738kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 311mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 12mg