One of my favorite things to eat is SEAFOOD! I would rather eat seafood than a nice juicy steak. So it was only fitting that I prepare a meal consisting of shrimp for Meal #12 which was Shrimp Carbonara. I didn't exactly follow the recipe since it instructed you to blend of of the ingredients into a blender. I didn't want to bust out the blender only to take it apart to clean it, yeah I know lazy me ;p
I forgot to take a picture of this since it was so YUMMY! Maybe I'll remember next time as I want to add more seafood to it like scallops, crab, and such. Here is the recipe for you to try out.
2 lbs. 41/60 ct. shrimp, peeled and deveined
9 slices bacon, diced
1 tbsp. vegetable oil.
2 onion, diced
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/2 cup peas
10 fresh basil leaves, julienned
1-8 oz. pkg. linguine, cooked
Cook bacon and drain, reserving three tbsp. bacon fat in pan, Saute onions and garlic until cooked, about 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and simmer until reduced in half. Add Parmesan cheese, salt and white pepper. Blend together in a blender for 2 minutes or until pureed. Cook linguine according to package directions. In a hot saute pan, cook shrimp in vegetable oil for three minutes. Add peas, blended carbonara sauce and basil. Add linguine and toss until coated with sauce. Serve immediately.