Delicious Shrimp Scampi with Bacon over noodles. You must try this recipe if you love shrimp scampi, the bacon adds that extra bit of flavor that is to die for.
Well it’s time for some seafood dishes, so I decided to make some shrimp scampi. The term scampi is the name of a dish of shrimp served in garlic butter and dry white wine, served either with bread, or over pasta or rice, although sometimes just the shrimp alone. Now my husband is not a big fan of pasta dishes, but I wanted him to eat this as well, so I thought the best way to get him to eat this is to add some bacon. 🙂
I also added some cherry tomatoes to this, just because I love them. Let me tell you, it turned out amazing and I loved every bit of it. I used one medium size onion and about 5 garlic cloves. Finely chop up the onion and garlic. I had some medium size shrimp that were precooked. I cleaned them up and removed the tails, just because I hate having to remove the tail from these little shrimp when I eat. I don’t want anything getting in my way. You’ll need about 5 slices of bacon, fried and chopped.
Start by melting the butter in a large skillet. Once the butter is melted, add the onion and garlic and saute. At this point, I also start cooking my pasta. Cook the onion and garlic for a couple minutes.
Add the bacon to the skillet. My secret ingredient, add some hot sauce, gives it a nice kick.
Next add the white wine, and juice of half a lemon. Add the tomatoes to the skillet.
Add the shrimp next.
Let it simmer for a few minutes. Add the green onions to the skillet. Stir everything well together, and really it just needs to cook for a minute, everything is already ready. It’s looking gorgeous. Next I pour my shrimp scampi over the noodles I just boiled. Here I used linguine noodles, but you can use fettuccine, or whatever pasta you have on hand.
This was smelling so good, my poor dog was going nuts and was in the kitchen with me all the time, hoping for that piece of bacon to fall. 🙂 Stir it all up a bit and serve it hot with some fresh Parmesan cheese.
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- 16 oz linguine uncooked
- 5 strips bacon
- 4 tbsp butter unsalted
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic finely minced
- 1 tbsp hot sauce or to taste
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
- 3/4 lb shrimp deveined
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
- 5 green onions
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
Cook the linguine according to package instructions.
In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the butter to the skillet and melt. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
Chop up the bacon and add it to the skillet. Add hot sauce, white wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in the tomatoes and shrimp and cook for a couple minutes until the shrimp is no longer pink.
Garnish with green onions or chives.
Serve over the cooked linguine with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.