Shrimp and Bacon Pasta Carbonara
1 12 oz package SeaPak® Shrimp Scampi
1/2 lb bacon, diced
1 lb dried pasta (fettuccine or spaghetti)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 tbsp heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Flat leaf parsley for garnish
Bring a large pot of slated water to a boil for pasta.
In a large sauté pan, cook bacon until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy.
Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon and set aside.
Pour off all but two tablespoons of bacon fat.
Sauté garlic in bacon fat over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes.
Add chicken broth and frozen shrimp to pan.
Cook over medium high heat until shrimp is cooked through, 7-8 minutes.
Season shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
At the same time, add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package directions.
Once pasta has cooked, remove sauté pan from heat, then add hot drained pasta, Heavy Cream, parmesan cheese, crispy cooked bacon and toss to combine.
Garnish with more black pepper and a sprinkle of flat leaf parsley.