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Cajun Shrimp and Bacon Pasta

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

14 minutes

Servings

4-6 people

Savory bacon and Creole spice bring together this shrimp pasta dinner by Creole For The Soul for a fresh and flavorful meal your family will love!

Cajun Shrimp and Bacon Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Brown Rice Fettuccine

  • 1 Pound Medium or Large Shrimp

  • 4 Strips Bacon

  • 5 Cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 1 Large Lemon, Juiced

  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Sliced

  • 1 Onion, Sliced

  • Tony’s BOLD Creole Seasoning, to Taste

  • Italian Seasoning, to Taste

  • Clear

Directions

  1. Boil pasta in large pot of water. Cook al dente according to package directions.
  2. Use kitchen shears to cut up bacon. Fry the bacon over medium-high heat in a skillet until crispy. Take the bacon out of the pan and set aside. Drain out bacon grease and leave the crumbs and a tablespoon of bacon fat.
  3. Add in the butter and olive oil.
  4. Once butter is melted, add in garlic, bell pepper and onion and cook until soft and onion is transparent.
  5. Add shrimp. Season with Tony’s BOLD Creole Seasoning and Italian seasoning and cook until shrimp is just cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Add drained, cooked pasta and 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water; toss to coat. Stir until heated through.
  7. Add oil to skillet and heat on medium-high.
  8. Remove pasta from heat and stir in fresh lemon juice and zest and parsley.

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