SPICY BACON AND SHRIMP VEGGIE PASTA PAELLA

17 Sep


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Happy hump day everyone! I hope everyone is having a good week. My mother is visiting at the moment and we are having an amazing time together, but since sheโ€™ll be leaving me soon Iโ€™m doing the best I can to make sure that she enjoys every moment we spend together, and one of the little things I did was to make her this yummy meal. She loves bacon and seafood, and pasta is basically her favorite choice for lunch, so why not combine all her favorite edibles together and feed her a kick ass meal? Well thatโ€™s exactly what I did here and she enjoyed it! Although Iโ€™m pescatarian, I donโ€™t restrict my family or friends to my eating lifestyle except they are willing to try, but I always give them options and I enjoy being versatile with my recipes, that way, everybody is happy ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom was happy with this recipe, but I was even happier because she enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed cooking it for her. This recipe was seasoned with Flavor Gods everything spicy seasoning and it worked perfectly! Have an amazing day guys!

Recipe:

Gluten free brown rice pasta (preferably organic)
1 cup organic raw shrimp
3 strips of nitrate free bacon
1 tsp. Flavor God Everything Spicy Seasoning
ยฝ cup chopped organic zucchini
1 chopped scallion
1 small garlic clove (grated)
5-6 chopped grape tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 400ยฐF and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place bacon stripes on the baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, but check your bacon after 12 minutes to make sure the bacon isnโ€™t being overcooked. When ready, take the bacon out of the oven and pout the bacon fat into a ceramic bowl and set aside, then set the bacon aside to cool off. The bacon becomes crispy when itโ€™s fully cooled.

Fill a saucepan with 1 cup or water over medium heat. When boiling bubbles start to form, gently immerse pasta in boiling water. Cook pasta for 10-15 minutes, then when ready, drain boiled pasta in a colander and set aside.

Place shrimp in a bowl and add seasoning, then place shrimp in the refrigerator and let it marinate for 5-10 minutes.

When ready, place a skillet over medium-high heat and grease the pan with the bacon grease. Add shrimp, zucchini, scallions, garlic and tomatoes into the skillet and cover the top. Let it simmer for about a minute.

Drain and add cooked pasta into the shrimp sautรฉ and mix until well incorporated, then turn off the heat and transfer pasta into a ceramic plate or dish. Break bacon into tiny pieces and sprinkle on top the pasta.

Serve when ready.

Note: You can choose to omit the bacon.

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