Shrimp and Smoky Bacon Carbonara

With Sweet Peas and Crusty Toasted Baguette

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Shellfish

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Looking for a bowl brimming with luxurious, comforting, and satisfying flavors? Our take on Italian carbonara is resplendent with plump shrimp, smoky bacon, farm peas, and a warm, toasted baguette to dredge through the rich and creamy Parmesan sauce. As the Italians would say, the "abbondanza" is strong with this one.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Green Onions
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
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    1 Mini Baguette
  • 3 Bacon Strips
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    8 oz. Shrimp
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    8 oz. Fettuccine Pasta
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    8 fl. oz. Canned Evaporated Whole Milk
  • 5 oz. Frozen Peas
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    ¾ oz. Shaved Parmesan
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    0.9 oz. Butter
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    767
  • Carbohydrates
    86g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    38g
  • Sodium
    1568mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Put a colander in the sink. Throughly rinse produce and pat dry. Cut green onion into thinly on a bias, separating the white and green parts. Mince garlic. Slice baguette in half lengthwise. Slice bacon across its length into ⅓" wide pieces. Rinse shrimp, pat dry, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 2 - Toast the Bread
    2

    Toast the Bread

    Warm a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and sliced baguette (cut side down). Cook until bread is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer bread to a cutting board and cut diagonally into triangles. Wipe pan clean and return pan to medium-high heat.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Pasta
    3

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente (Italian for "firm to the tooth"), about 9-11 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce
    4

    Make the Sauce

    Add bacon to same pan used for bread and cook for 8 minutes over medium-high heat, or until crisp. Drain bacon fat from pan, leaving 1 tsp. behind. Add shrimp and sear on each side for 1 minute. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add garlic and white parts of green onions to pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add evaporated milk and cook for 4 minutes. Add peas, half the Parmesan, and seared shrimp to pan and cook for 4 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Add butter to pan and stir to incorporate. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Step 5 - Toss the Pasta
    5

    Toss the Pasta

    Add cooked pasta to pan with sauce and shrimp and toss until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Divide pasta between two bowls and garnish with remaining Parmesan and sliced green parts of green onion. Serve toasted baguette on the side.