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Shrimp Carbonara

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Shrimp Carbonara
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Shrimp Carbonara

Simply divine Shrimp Carbonara over Linguini. Light and tasty with buttery Pasta and succulent Shrimp.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Seafood
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 490kcal

Equipment

  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Large Skillet

INGREDIENTS 

Shrimp

  • 1 to 1½ Lbs. Shrimp - 16 to 20 count per pound
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste

Carbonara

  • ½ Lb. Linguini - al d/enté
  • 8 slices Bacon - thick sliced, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Sweet Onion - minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Green Onions - chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic - minced
  • 2 Lg. Egg Yolks
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese - shredded
  • Black Pepper - to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside Reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan. Chop bacon into large pieces.
  • Cook Paste according to package directions to al dente.
  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel, then salt and pepper both sides. Cook shrimp for 1 minute on each side in the bacon grease. Remove to a plate.
  • Add sweet onion to the pan and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.
  • Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream, egg yolks, and cheese. Mix well.
  • Add pasta and cream mixture to the pan with garlic and onions. Toss and stir. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until egg ylks arescook and cheese is melted.
  • Add green onions, bacon, and shrimp to pan and heat through.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

Also works well with Cubed, Cooked Chicken.  Just warm the chicken before adding it in place of the shrimp.

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