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Shrimp and Bacon Carbonara

Our simple Shrimp and Bacon Carbonara, a classic Italian pasta dish, is sure to impress your guests and become a family favorite.
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb fettuccine pasta
  • 8 bacon, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 Nature's Yoke eggs
  • 2/3 cup of reserved water from cooked pasta
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Mince 1 garlic clove into the butter and cook for a minute.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 2/3 cup of pasta water and drain pasta.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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