Bacon pieces are fried first until crispy. Keep some bacon fat in the pan to fry onion and garlic, then add shrimp and let cook for 1 minute.
Use jumbo shrimp or prawns for this shrimp recipe. You can use shrimp with tails left on or removed — it’s completely your choice.
Pour in heavy cream, half and half or evaporated milk for your cream base. Taste test the sauce and adjust salt and pepper, if needed. If your bacon is very salty, you will not need to add salt, just pepper.
Once the sauce has thickened, add in parsley or any other herb you prefer, and you have the perfect dinner for any night of the week!
how do you know if shrimp is cooked ?
I recommend using uncooked shrimp for this recipe. Keep in mind that shrimp cook FAST, so its best to have all of your ingredients ready on your kitchen bench or near your cooking area while cooking. That way you can easily throw your ingredient in the pan as you need them.
Shrimp change colour to pink and opaque when they’re done, which is a great indicator for you. Normally they only need 3-4 minutes to cook. Be sure to watch that they don’t overcook, or they may become tough and chewy.
All up, our shrimp is done is less than 10 minutes.
Feel free to toss in zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a low carb option.
Love carbs? Toss in your favourite pasta of choice! Fettuccine, spaghetti, linguine or penne pasta work well,
as does plain rice.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 oz (120 g) diced bacon
- 1 small onion
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound (500 grams) shrimp, tails on or off
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream (half and half or evaporated milk)
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
Heat oil a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the bacon until crispy. Drain off some excess fat, keeping about 1 teaspoons worth in the pan. Add the onion and garlic and fry until onion is transparent (about 1 minute).
Reduce heat to low. Add shrimp and let cook for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
Pour in half and half (or cream) and add in parmesan cheese. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer for 1 minute. Season with a little salt and pepper to your taste and let cook until the parmesan cheese has melted, the shrimp are cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.
Top with parsley, taste test sauce and adjust salt and pepper, if needed.
Serve over pasta, rice, steamed veg, mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.