Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp over Grain-free Pasta

My original thought was to have bacon wrapped scallops but since they were out of scallops, I opted for some shrimp. Mmm... it most definitely satisfied my desire.

The best part about this meal is that it took all of about 30 minutes to prepare.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp over Grain-free Pasta

For the shrimp

1 lbs fresh uncooked shrimp
6 slices of bacon (all natural, antibiotic & nitrate free)
~1/2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
~1 tbls lemon juice
Dash of paprika


Set the broiler to high. Rinse the shrimp (and peel if it's not already). Pat dry with a paper towel. In a medium sized bowl, mix the shrimps with the oil, lemon juice and paprika.

Cut the 6 slices of bacon into thirds making 18 slices. Wrap the bacon around each piece of shrimp so that it fits tightly around the shrimp. Place them seam-side down (on a baking sheet) so that they don't unravel. If you wish to cover all the shrimp, you'll need 1-2 more slices of bacon. I left some without.

Cook in the broiler for 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is done.

For the 'pasta'

1 package Cappellos fettuccine 
1 tsp fresh chives (chopped)
Splash of extra virgin olive oil
Splash of lemon juice 


Boil a quart of water and then add in the pasta. Boil for two minutes and then strain. Rise with warm water and then toss around with the chives, oil and lemon juice.

I ended up having a TON of veggies the day I made this so I stuck with just this as my meal, though you could pair with some veggies. The man paired his with some fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes  and hot sauce (I on the other hand, do not do hot sauce! ;))

First bite into that shrimp... oh yeah. Hit the spot.

BTW, if you can't find Cappellos near you (you can order online too), then I suggest doing this with some zucchini pasta, cauliflower rice or some other veggie dish. If you do use the Cappellos, watch your nut intake for that day as it is made from almond flour :)))

Enjoy ;)

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