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 snow storm 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 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 sauté 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 glass of white wine, it was the perfect end to a lousy, cold winter day.


Serves 4
Prep time: 20 minutes


1 pound shrimp

1 tablespoon Ava Jane’s Kitchen Blackened Fish spice blend

2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

1 cup heavy cream

1 pound cheese ravioli, cooked according to package directions

1/2 cup chopped parsley



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. Heat through and add parsley before serving.


Easy to download PDF: Cajun Shrimp Tortellini