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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shrimp Carbonara

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This is what it looks like right now.....Lots of snow!
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Time to make some yummy food. Did you get the cream cheese with the Checkout 51 offer? Well, looks likes it's still on this week. Want to know what to do with all that cream cheese? Why not make some shrimp carbonara? I found this Kraft recipe when I was menu planning and decided to try it out. Of course I modified it so I will share both recipes.
Shrimp Carbonara
1 package of your favorite noodles(the orginal recipe asked for spaghetti, 220g)
4 slices of bacon
1 lb peeled uncooked deveined large shrimp
1 cup of frozen peas(if this is not your family's favorite you can use peppers)
250g cream cheese(the original recipe asked for herb and garlic light spread)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan(the original asked for light)
Cook your noodles according to directions. Meanwhile cook bacon in a large skillet. I used the Safeway bacon(Pantry's Essentials) that was on for $2.50. Once it's done take the bacon out and drain on paper towel. Reserve 1Tbsp of drippings and use them to cook the shrimp. This will take about 5 mins to turn the shrimp pink. Stir in the peas and cook 1 min. Add cream cheese and milk; cook and stir 4 mins or until cream cheese is thickened. (Do not let sauce come to a boil).
Drain noodles and add them and the bacon chopped small to the sauce. Top with parmesan.
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This was an easy quick meal that I made after a full day of grocery shopping. It was soooooo good. Not a drop of leftovers, which was sad!


Anonymous said...

Is that the view from your home? Gorgeous. P.s. I love your blog!

Sue said...

Thank you you are very kind. Yes, the view is the reason we bought the house!