Dawn NoltAuthorDawn NoltCategoryTags, , , DifficultyBeginnerRating

Our simple Shrimp and Bacon Carbonara, a classic Italian pasta dish, is sure to impress your guests and become a family favorite.

Yields6 Servings

 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled
 ¼ cup butter
 4 cloves garlic
 1 tbsp parsley flakes
 salt and pepper to taste
 1 lb fettuccine pasta
 8 bacon, cut into 1" pieces
 ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
 3 Nature's Yoke eggs
  cup of reserved water from cooked pasta
 fresh parsley for garnish

1

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Mince 1 garlic clove into the butter and cook for a minute.

2

Add the shrimp and cook until it is pink on all sides. (Cooking shrimp generally only takes 2-3 minutes on each side.) Season with salt to taste and 1 T. of parsley flakes.

3

Once the shrimp has cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. Make sure to pour the butter into the bowl along with the shrimp.

4

Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 2/3 cup of pasta water and drain pasta.

5

Cook the bacon in a skillet until browned. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a plate covered with paper towel. Pour off any excess bacon fat from the skillet and discard.

6

Beat eggs and add reserved pasta water. Add bacon, shrimp and remaining minced garlic to fettuccine. Pour egg mixture into bowl with fettuccine and toss to evenly coat.

7

Turn heat to LOW, add mixture to skillet and continue stirring the pasta until the eggs are cooked. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan cheese; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Ingredients

 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled
 ¼ cup butter
 4 cloves garlic
 1 tbsp parsley flakes
 salt and pepper to taste
 1 lb fettuccine pasta
 8 bacon, cut into 1" pieces
 ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
 3 Nature's Yoke eggs
  cup of reserved water from cooked pasta
 fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

1

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Mince 1 garlic clove into the butter and cook for a minute.

2

Add the shrimp and cook until it is pink on all sides. (Cooking shrimp generally only takes 2-3 minutes on each side.) Season with salt to taste and 1 T. of parsley flakes.

3

Once the shrimp has cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. Make sure to pour the butter into the bowl along with the shrimp.

4

Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 2/3 cup of pasta water and drain pasta.

5

Cook the bacon in a skillet until browned. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a plate covered with paper towel. Pour off any excess bacon fat from the skillet and discard.

6

Beat eggs and add reserved pasta water. Add bacon, shrimp and remaining minced garlic to fettuccine. Pour egg mixture into bowl with fettuccine and toss to evenly coat.

7

Turn heat to LOW, add mixture to skillet and continue stirring the pasta until the eggs are cooked. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan cheese; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Shrimp and Bacon Carbonara