Shrimp and Bacon Pasta is an incredibly delicious, rich and creamy pasta recipe. Shrimp and Bacon Pasta is very easy to prepare and to give it a spicy kick, I will be using Cajun spice seasoning. I must warn though, this dish is quite high in calories but it’s sumptuousness more than makes up for the calories…😁😁 Yes, it is calorie loaded cos of the incorporation of butter and double cream but it is not a recipe you whip up every now and then, just on days when you feel like indulging; eating in moderation is key. I’m choosing to use just half of the required amount of cream so it can be enjoyed by even calorie binding and casting people….LOL! Feel free to add more if you wish.
Heavy/double cream is pretty easy to source, if you’re having troubles then ask your baker friends. It’s a very popular baking ingredient. Quite frankly, you can do without the cream if it’s too difficult to source. It tastes just as yummy without, the only difference being a not too creamy texture and taste.
If you can’t source pre-mixed/store bought Cajun spice then not to worry, it’s very easy to prepare. To make your own easy Homemade Cajun Seasoning, simply click HERE.
500g Pasta (Spaghetti, Tagliatelle and Fettuccine are ideal)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
2½ Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
4-20 Pieces Peeled and Deveined Large Shrimp
150ml Heavy/Double Cream
1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
1 Small Chopped Onion
1 Chopped Green Pepper
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1.5 Tablespoons Red pepper flakes
1 Knorr Chicken Cube
1/3 Teaspoon Salt
Cook the Spaghetti/Pasta with 1/2 Teaspoon salt until tender, leave to drain in a colander…
Place a non stick coated pan on medium heat, when it gets hot, add Olive Oil, then the Bacon. Fry till it’s done, then take the Bacon out and set aside…
Place the pan back on medium heat, add half of the Butter to the juice from the bacon. When it’s melted, add half of the Cajun seasoning and mix the spice with the Butter…
Then add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turn pink. Do NOT overcook or you’ll end up with rubbery shrimp. Take the shrimp out and set aside…
Add the rest of the Butter and leave till it’s melted, then add in diced Onions..
Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add in the Chopped green pepper, then add minced Garlic, the rest of the Cajun seasoning, Knorr Chicken Cube and Red Pepper Flakes …
When they’re all combined and mixed well, pour in Chicken Stock…
Then the Double/Heavy Cream, stir and combine, cook for about 3-5 minutes…
When the sauce has thickened a bit, add the cooked Shrimp and Bacon back into the pan…
Then add the cooked Pasta. Mix until well combined.
Switch the heat off and leave to simmer for 2 minutes. Your Shrimp and Bacon Pasta is ready!