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Penne with Shrimp and Bacon

Recipe By : The New Pasta Cookbook Ingredients:

  • 1 pound pasta -- penne rigate
  • 1/4 pound bacon -- cut in narrow strips
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas -- thawed
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp -- peeled/trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese -- grated


Cook penne in boiling salted water.
In a large frying pan heat bacon until fat begins to melt. Stir in thawed peas and saute for 1 to 2 minutes before adding shrimp. Cook until just done. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted.
In a bowl combine ricotta, salt, pepper and Parmesan. Just before serving, add 1 or 2 tablespoons boiling pasta water and whisk through.
Drain penne when al dente and mix in ricotta. Add bacon, shrimp and peas and toss together before serving.

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