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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Creamy shrimp and bacon spaghetti


We love creamy pasta here !

Okay , I love pasta , creamy sauce or not er except macaroni ....

What's not to love ?!

Shrimp , bacon and cream cheese all in one dish ? ....

What more could I ask for ?

Less calorie sauce , perhaps ?!

Bah ! Humbug ! lol


500 grams spaghetti
1 1/2 cups pasta water
1 cup milk
150 grams cream cheese , diced , at room temperature
200 grams shelled shrimp
6 rasher of bacon , cut
1/2 of a medium onion , finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic , finely minced
1 tsp chicken powder
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp brown sugar
some ground black pepper
a handful of cilantro , coarsely chopped
some grated cheese

* Boil pasta according to the package direction . Reserve 1 1/2 cups pasta water .
* In a wok or a large pan , heat some oil then add in the onion ; pan-fry until softens then add in the garlic ; fry until garlic turns lightly brown . Add the bacon , shrimp , some of the chili flakes and a dash of ground black pepper , stir fry until shrimp turns pink ( or light orange ?! ) , transfer in a plate , keep warm .
* In the same pan , with heat turn low , pour in the pasta water , milk and cream cheese , stir with a whisk and blend until smooth and add the chicken powder , the remaining chili flakes , sugar and a dash of black pepper . Let the mixture boil and adjust seasoning ; let simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes , stirring from time to time  . Add in the bacon and shrimp mixture , stir and add in the pasta ; mix well to combine , add in the cilantro , give it another good stir . Dish up and serve hot with a sprinkle of grated cheese and some chopped cilantro on top .

23 comments:

  1. Anne, I'm first here! This is my favourite as I love shrimp and bacon. Can't go wrong with them. Share with me please :D

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    1. Ann , come on over ! There's a plateful of this waiting especially for you ! :D

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  2. Hi Anne, wah.... this one sure look extremely delicious. Keep one plate for me, I'm coming over!! Make mine with extra prawns too.LOL
    Got coffee? :)

    Have a nice week ahead. With hugs.

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    1. Amelia , drop by later ! Coffee is always on the menu ! lol

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  3. I am so jealous right now that I can barely type…

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  4. Spaghetti 500g
    Bacon 6
    Cream cheese 150g
    Calories 400
    Happiness unlimited!!!

    Hi Anne,

    Let's eat and be merry... For this Christmas, let us wish that calories never exist :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe , you're right ! No calorie counting during special days ! lol

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    1. Tin , gahhhhhh ! Namit gid ya kon may bacon ! lol

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  6. Oh, Anne, my hubby would love this...and so would I!!! What a yummy pasta dish...and cream sauce everyone once in a while is not so bad, right?

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    1. Lizzy , the thing is , I haven't eaten it all yet but already planning to make it again next week ! pfffftt :P ;D

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  7. Do you keep changing the header or I did not pay attention last time? Like Lizzy I would say that my husband would love this. He can eat bacon but I don't I can have shrimp as a snack.

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    1. Bal , I did change it twice already ! lol ....Just cook it without bacon and just use shrimp so that both of you can enjoy it ! :D

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  8. A very hearty meal.... and yes, what more can you ask for!!!

    For cream-based pasta, I like Fettuccine or Penne.

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    1. I'm planning to use fettuccine initially but I got only 300 grams of it ! :D

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  9. Hi Anne, Can I send my two kids over? They love pasta, both creamy and "tomato-ey"! Looks delicious, shrimp and bacon, their favourite! Make sure you make enough for second helpings! Hehehe!

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    1. Joyce , your kids have such a discerning palate ! lol Send them over as I'm planning to cook some ! :D

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  10. Another lovely and delicious pasta dish... love the prawns with the cream!

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  11. I do not know a single person who would not like this spaghetti:)
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  12. I haver never cook creamy pasta with cream cheese , usually just add dairy cream. Your plate of pasta look so killing and tempting !!

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  13. oh my, this sounds absolutely delicious and creamy too with cream cheese! must be so YUM!

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  14. Looks good and love that it is a simple recipe to follow. Thanks for sharing :)

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