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Shrimp Carbonara

Shrimp Carbonara

Sometimes you just don't have the time of the energy to make dinner but you still want something tasty. It is at times like these that I like a quick pasta such as a carbonara pasta. The carbonara sauce comes together easily and in less time than it takes to boil the pasta. A typical carbonara sauce consists of egg yolks, parmigiano reggiano, pancetta and black pepper. One of the reasons that I like carbonara is that you can play around with it by adding different things. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods and I had been wanting to try a shrimp carbonara for a while. The shrimp carbonara did not disappoint; It was nice and light and tasty and the succulent shrimp worked well in the carbonara pasta. It was a super quick dish that did not compromise in flavour.

Ingredients:
1 serving linguine
4 slices bacon (chopped)
1/4 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
pepper to taste
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)

Directions:
1. Start cooking the pasta.
2. Fry the bacon in a pan and set aside.
3. Drain most of the bacon grease from the pan but reserving about 1 tablespoons worth.
4. Add the shrimp, garlic and pepper and saute until just cooked.
5. Mix the egg yolk, heavy cream and parmigiano reggiano in a bowl.
6. Drain the cooked pasta reserving some of the water.
7. Add the pasta to the pan and toss.
8. Remove the pan from the heat and wait for the sizzling to stop.
9. Add the egg mixture and toss to coat.
10. Add a bit of the pasta water and toss to mix and coat.

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69 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

I love that this did not take you any "energy" or "time." It looks absolutely amazing!! And the shrimp look nice and huge!

Sues

Maria said...

I love the shrimp in this dish! So succulent!

Ruth Daniels said...

Now that is my kind of dish! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

Cheryl said...

Dang that looks good, I have been off shrimp for awhile, but I am willing to try for that!

ttfn300 said...

wow, soooo lovely :)

Elra said...

OMG, Kevin, my son just asking me (5 minutes ago) weather I have shrimps, he really in the mood to make pasta. I regret that I don't have any. Not even a frozen one. I guess I just have to ask him to stare at your dish instead!
Look delicious as usual!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Yay! This is my kind of carbonara!

Esi said...

I've never made carbonara. I am going to bookmark this for it's ease and how quick it is to make.

Amy said...

That looks so good! I like quick and easy. Especially after a long day at work. I will have bookmark this for one of those days.

Steph said...

That looks amazing! I love the noodles you used.

Ann said...

What a yummy food kevin..

Heather said...

that shrimp looks like it is perfectly cooked! and it sounds delicious! i like anything that has "carbonara" in the name!!

Elly said...

Looks delicious, Kevin. Quick cooking shrimp is a great way to make this carbonara even more no-fuss!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I love recipes that are made with things that are always in the pantry. I keep good quality shrimp in the freezer (because we don't get fresh shrimp here), and the rest is easy.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

So simple yet so incredible.. Thanks in advance for saving me so much cooking time!!

Becky said...

ooh this looks so good! a nice twist on the traditional carbonara. will have to try this the next time i have pasta.

Jacque said...

Oooh, that looks so good right now... I'd love a nice steamy bowl of that. Nice dinner :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This dish looks just too good ;-P! Pasta and shrimps = paradize!

Cheers,

Rosa

Manggy said...

Shrimp and bacon?! That's a winning combination right there! ;)

Jan said...

Now that is one lovely looking carbonara!

Beth said...

I want some right now and its only breakfast time!!

Beachlover said...

oh!! This is my favourite italian pasta!! Love it!1 don't mind to eat every day:))

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Kev, I love anything carbonara ^_^

homecooked said...

Wow...this looks absolutely delicious! And you say you made this when you were tired :)

Debbie said...

I love shrimp and pasta. I am making this recipe very soon. I love that it is so simple yet looks so tasty. Thanks for the recipe....

Happy cook said...

This you call easyto make. Wow i would be in the kitchen longer then you to make them.
I love this, will have to make them.
Those bacon pieces must have given a realy super taste to the scampis.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Seems like we were both in the mood for shrimp! I've been meaning to make pasta carbonara at home for a while.. yours looks great!

sugarlens said...

*drool* Looks great!

How do you manage to cook something new all the time?

Parker said...

Love shrimp and pasta, what a nice recipe.

OhioMom said...

I was stuck for a dish for dinner tonite, and I have all these ingredients. Thank you :)

bmk said...

Beautiful Dish! I seriously want to grab a fork and dive into that bowl!

biz319 said...

Nice! I love pancetta in anything. I'll have to put this on my growing list of things to make!

Patsyk said...

I keep seeing carbonara recipes... will have to make it soon as it just sounds amazing. Beautiful - as always!

cindy* said...

this sounds like a great twist on pasta carbonara...one of my faves for comfort.

Nina Timm said...

Oh goodness, we had the same meal las night. I just had to use bacon...no shrimp this time of the month!Looks delicious though!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This is one of those dishes I always mean to try but still haven't. It sounds delicious and looks great on the plate, as always

Katie said...

I love this, it looks so fresh. Makes me wish spring was sooner!

Marysol said...

I may not have the energy, but oh, do I have the inclination to make this dish! Looks great Kevin.

Theresa said...

Great idea when you need something on the simpler side or the energy.

Cakebrain said...

I love how huge the shrimp look (an oxymoron I guess!) Your quickie dinners are so much better than any fast food any day!

Tasty Trends said...

looks delicious! i love shrimp in pasta!

Ingrid said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I never knew how easy it was to make at home!
~ingrid

Sweet Bird said...

All I can say is, nom nom nom.

OhioMom said...

I had to come back and tell you that I made this dish for my son and I for dinner, the food critic isn't much of a shrimp person ... it was fantastic! I have never had bacon in pasta before and I loved the taste. I used some of the roasted red peppers I had put up earlier, the son said 'make sure you cook this again'. It is now in my recipe file :)

Thanks again for the inspiration.

Marjie said...

This looks terrific! I love shrimp any way I can get it!

Gloria said...

Only to say que rico,que rico, que rico, or yummy,yummy,yummy, maybe because I love shrimp and I love your recipes Kevin,xxxxGloria

Tokyoastrogirl said...

Hi,

I just found your blog and wow...I'm amazed. Just amazed! You went from a person who ate the same thing often to someone who cooks, photographs and writes about such a beautiful variety of seasonal meals it's just so impressive. I can't wait to try your recipes and thanks for the wonderful blog!

Darius T. Williams said...

HOME RUN!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Dragon said...

You and I seem to be on the same wave length lately. :)

Bobby said...

This looks amazing. I love carbonara with chicken. I have never tried it with shrimp but it sounds soo good.

katie said...

Kevin, I am definitely tagging this one! It looks perfect, I can't wait to try it.

Fabulously Broke said...

That looks.. AMAZING.

I am such a big fan of yours :) Please don't ever stop blogging! Oh and I'm linking to this.

Pam said...

Once again, I bookmarked this from the title alone. Oh...and that gorgeous picture!

Soma said...

Beautiful ! one of my favorites. All your pics are amazing...

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Nicely done! Carbonara is one of my favourite pasta preps:-)

Susan said...

Kevin, the picture is wonderful -- I can almost taste the shrimp!

Deborah said...

Oooh, I've never had shrimp in a carbonara before, but it sounds wonderful!

Mrs. L said...

Bacon? Shrimp? I'm so there!

noobcook said...

Thanks for sharing such a fuss free way of making the sauce. I shall try your method after I finished using my bottled sauce :P

Mary said...

Kevin, this is a must try. We'll be having this soon. Thanks for sharing.sys

Susan said...

This looks really good, I'm going to give it a try on a night I'm feeling a bit lazy...

AlanaMarie said...

i have made this twice and i love it! i love your blog and have nearly 50 of your recipes bookmarked!

S.bel said...

yummy!!! I love it!

Alex Baranosky said...

"4 slices bacon (chopped)"

No pancetta man??? It must be the Canadian love of smokey/maply tasting things. :)

Your picture looks great, but I can't eat no Carbonara with bacon. It just isn't right.

PG said...

This one looks perfect!

Amy said...

This was wonderful! We wanted something quick and this was exactly that, and it tasted great. I am so glad I found your blog. I will be making the zucchini and blueberry bread this weekend.

Laura said...

So glad you shared this on your Facebook feed! Looks and sounds amazing. Shrimp are plentiful and cheap here now at the end of the season, cheaper than chicken! So, I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate them into our meals. Can't wait to try this one!

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks great for a Father's Day dinner meal! I'm going to be serving four people. How many servings can this recipe make? Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: This recipe makes 1 serving but easily doubles or quadruples!

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