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
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 .
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 :DReplyDelete
Ann , come on over ! There's a plateful of this waiting especially for you ! :DDelete
Hi Anne, wah.... this one sure look extremely delicious. Keep one plate for me, I'm coming over!! Make mine with extra prawns too.LOLReplyDelete
Got coffee? :)
Have a nice week ahead. With hugs.
Amelia , drop by later ! Coffee is always on the menu ! lolDelete
I am so jealous right now that I can barely type…ReplyDelete
lol Try to make this !Delete
Cream cheese 150g
Let's eat and be merry... For this Christmas, let us wish that calories never exist :D
Zoe , you're right ! No calorie counting during special days ! lolDelete
ka namiiii! i love bacon gid.ReplyDelete
Tin , gahhhhhh ! Namit gid ya kon may bacon ! lolDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Lizzy , the thing is , I haven't eaten it all yet but already planning to make it again next week ! pfffftt :P ;DDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 ! :DDelete
A very hearty meal.... and yes, what more can you ask for!!!ReplyDelete
For cream-based pasta, I like Fettuccine or Penne.
I'm planning to use fettuccine initially but I got only 300 grams of it ! :DDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Joyce , your kids have such a discerning palate ! lol Send them over as I'm planning to cook some ! :DDelete
Another lovely and delicious pasta dish... love the prawns with the cream!ReplyDelete
I do not know a single person who would not like this spaghetti:)ReplyDelete
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I haver never cook creamy pasta with cream cheese , usually just add dairy cream. Your plate of pasta look so killing and tempting !!ReplyDelete
oh my, this sounds absolutely delicious and creamy too with cream cheese! must be so YUM!ReplyDelete
Looks good and love that it is a simple recipe to follow. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete