Pasta with Oysters and Tasso

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We guar-on-tee this Louisiana-style seafood pasta packs a spicy punch. Tasso is a Cajun specialty: smoked pork shoulder that's highly seasoned. If you can't find it, substitute smoked pork chops.

INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):


  • Drain oysters, reserving 1/3 cup juice, and set both aside.
  • Combine chopped green onions, skim milk, diced tasso, and garlic in a medium saucepan, and cook milk mixture over medium-low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place flour in a small bowl. Add reserved oyster juice, stirring with a whisk until blended, and add to milk mixture. Cook oyster juice mixture over medium heat 4 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add oysters, chopped parsley, and Cajun-Creole Seasoning; cook 4 minutes or until edges of oysters curl. Combine oyster mixture and pasta in a large bowl; toss well. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light® magazine. All rights reserved.

    CALORIES 267 (11% from fat); FAT 3.4g (sat 0.9g, mono 0.8g, poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 14.6g; CARB 43.4g; FIBER 2.4g; CHOL 35mg; IRON 5.5mg; SODIUM 288mg; CALC 15