|Delicious bacon-y, garlicky, shrimp pasta|
Start by cooking up 8oz of diced bacon in a skillet until it's nice and crispy:
Take the bacon out of the pan, and discard all but about a tablespoon of the bacon fat. Add about two tablespoons of olive oil, heat the pan back up, and throw in four cloves of minced garlic. Let that garlic juuuust start to turn golden, no more than this:
Season some peeled, deviened, cut-in-half medium shrimp with salt and pepper, and toss them with the garlic until they turn pink all over:
Add some grape tomotoes, cut in halves or quarters (depending on how big they are), a half-cup of white wine, and some minced fresh rosemary if you've got it- or dried rosemary if you don't. It'll look like way too much liquid:
And that bacon you started with:
And toss it all together:
Don't forget Parmesan cheese over top!
Ingredients1/4 pound dry spaghetti (or other long pasta)
8oz bacon, diced
2 Tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp
4 cloves garlic, minced
18 medium shrimp, peeled & de-veined & cut in half (or 36 tiny shrimp, whole)
salt & pepper to taste
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary (or 3/4 tsp dried crushed rosemary)
1 C grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 C white wine
grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
DirectionsCook the dry pasta according to package directions, drain, & toss w/ 1 tsp olive oil. Return to pot to keep warm while you make the shrimp to go with it.
Saute the bacon in a 12-inch skillet until crisp and the fat has rendered. Remove the bacon to paper-towel-lined plate. Discard all but 1 Tbsp of the bacon fat; add 2 Tbsp olive oil to the remaining bacon fat & return the skillet to medium heat. Add the garlic & stir constantly until garlic softens and begins to turn slightly golden- don't overcook it or the garlic will turn bitter! Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper and add them to the skillet. Cook about 2 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink all over. Add the rosemary, tomatoes, & wine and cook 2-3 more minutes until the liquid reduces by about half. Add the cooked pasta and bacon to the skillet and toss to combine. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese to serve.