Shrimp Scampi with bacon and mushroom

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Shrimp Scampi Recipe
I just finished with my tax filing today. Earlier last year, I decided to switch to free instead of using Quicken but mint has limited capabilities that frustrated me so I had to bit the bullet; bought the Quicken, and entering all the financial data from last year. After days of working late for days, I am glad that's our tax finally done. Fiuh....

If you are last minute person like me and haven't file your tax yet. Check out a blog post I wrote titled: Tax Filing Made Easy and there's a link for discounted Turbo tax as well.

Anyway, the boys went biking at the park with daddy today while I was working on tax. I had about 15 minutes to cook lunch so I decided to make this quick, easy, and fresh meal: Shrimp Scampi with Bacon & Mushroom since I happened to have all the ingredients.

First thing first:
Fry the bacon. I use griddle for easy cleaning then save the fat/ oil for later use.

Set the bacon aside and cut them to small pieces.

Follow with cooking the pasta and the sauce and about 15 minutes later: Voila!
 Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi with bacon and mushroom 
Printable Recipe
2 Tablespoons butter
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
1 large lemon (2 medium size lemons), halved
1/2 cup white wine/ or chicken broth.
dash of paprika
8 ounces brown mushroom, sliced
Pasta, I use shells you can use any pasta you like: angel hairs, spaghetti,...
5 slices of bacon, fried and cut into small pieces, save the fat/ oil to cook the sauce.
10 pieces of shrimps, peel and devein
Parsley and/or basil, minced 
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat water inside pan to boil. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
Cook the bacon on a griddle/ pan. Take out the bacon, reserve the bacon fat/oil for cooking the sauce
Heat a large pan over medium heat; when the pan is hot, add the bacon fat, butter, garlic, onion, and mushroom. Cook until the onions are translucent.
Add the shrimp, continue stirring, and squeeze in the lemon juice.
Add wine or chicken broth, salt and pepper, paprika.
Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the pasta. Add salt and pepper as prefer.
Garnish with minced parsley and basil on top.