Happy National Shrimp Scampi Day! If you like Shrimp Scampi, you will LOVE it with Bacon!
8 oz. fettuccine noodles
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Thick cut bacon
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
7 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
juice of one whole fresh lemon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cook fettuccine according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Place fettuccine in a medium bowl. Stir in parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and keep warm.
While fettuccine cooks fry bacon until very crisp. Drain on paper towel. Cool and coarsely chop.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan. Add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer to plate.
Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, juice, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.
Plate fettuccine, top with shrimp and pan sauce, top with chopped bacon.
Photo & recipe courtesy of: http://atasteofalaska.blogspot.com/2012/11/lemon-pepper-shrimp-scampi-with-bacon.html