Penne with Shrimp and Bacon Recipe

Penne with Shrimp and Bacon picture

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Penne rigate1 Pound (450 gram)
 Bacon1⁄4 Pound, cut into narrow strips (110 gram)
 Frozen peas125 Milliliter, thawed (1/2 cup)
 Shrimp5 Ounce, uncooked peeled, halved if large (150 gram)
 Butter20 Milliliter (1 1/2 tablespoon)
 Ricotta cheese125 Milliliter (1/2 cup)
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Grated parmesan cheese15 Milliliter (1 tablespoon)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 589 Calories from Fat 137

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.7%

Saturated Fat 7.2 g36%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 91.4 mg

Sodium 437.3 mg18.2%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.6%

Dietary Fiber 9.5 g37.9%

Sugars 5.7 g

Protein 30 g59.7%

Vitamin A 69.8% Vitamin C 17.3%

Calcium 17.4% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1) In a pan, cook the penne in the boiling salted water, until tender.
2) In a large frying pan, gently saute the bacon, until the bacon fat is melted.
3) Stir in the thawed peas and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
4) Stir in the shrimp, stir contonuously and cook, until just done.
5) Stir in the butter and cook over a low heat, until the butter is gradually melted.
6) In a bowl, mix the Ricotta cheese, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese together.
7) Just before serving, whisk in 2 or 3 tablespoon (30-45 ml) boiling pasta cooking water.
8) Drain the penne and toss it with the Ricotta cheese mixture.
9) Then add the sauted bacon, shrimp and peas and toss thoroughly.

SERVING
10) Serve the Penne with Shrimp and Bacon, immediately on individual serving plates.
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