shrimp pesto w/ smoked bacon & linguini

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by gypsyseagod, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i watched ratatouille last night & felt like cooking so....

    2lbs 51-60 count shrimp(well washed 3 times & drained
    1 lb debi's buckboard bacon

    sautee 1 lb bacon(sliced into 1" cubes) w/ scallions, mashed smoked garlic, & mushrooms w/ evoo & splash of beer or white wine until the veggies are opaque
    add shrimp & sautee until shrimp is pink or opaque.(keep all this covered & hot or warm)
    remove everything but the sauce- add 2 splashes beer or wine & heavy cream (or milk) & lemon zest or lime juice bring to a boil & drop to a simmer... & reduce by 1/2.
    (pesto mix)- 6-8 leaves fresh basil,a dash of evoo,2 tbsp of pine nuts,1/2 cup grated romano & 1/2 cup grated parmesian cheeses-food process well & add(or just use the jar stuff & add the cheese)
    mix all this while draining the linguini
    (boil the linguini w/ 1/2 tbsp salt or evoo & 1 bay leaf)

    mix all together over hot pasta & serve w/ garlic bread.
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Sounds real good Gypsy (except the shrimp). Maybe I'll try it with pork or chicken! [​IMG]
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ya could always use chix or pork or vela medallions.
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Someone say shrimp? LOL! I'll head down to the pond with my dip net.[​IMG]

    That looks great Gypsy!! Thank you for the recipe!
  5. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks and sounds great. It is on my list of "Must Try".

    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.


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