Shrimp and Pancetta

9 Nov

Shrimp and Pancetta has a light salty, smoky flavor and is a cinch to make.  Taking only about 30 minutes, including prep time, this is the perfect weeknight meal.

One of the things I love most about making seafood for dinner, is how quick you can make a healthy and delicious meal for your family.  Shrimp and Pancetta takes about 30 minutes total, including the prep time, to make and put on the table.  Another thing I love about this recipe is how simple it is.  Few ingredients and a quick cooking time, make Shrimp and Pancetta a perfect weeknight meal when time is of the essence.

Shrimp and Pancetta has a light salty, smoky flavor and that is all you need to highlight the seafood.  Pancetta is a type of dry cured meat, similar to bacon.  If you have a hard time finding pancetta in you local grocery store, you can substitute it with bacon, cut into pieces and use the same cooking directions.  This dish can be served with a side of vegetables, tossed with pasta, or even on top of a salad.  Whatever you heart desires.  It is very important to use uncooked shrimp in this recipe, you do not what to overcook it, making it tough and chewy.  Buying them uncooked prevents over cooking.  Remember, shrimp does not take long to cook.


3 Responses to “Shrimp and Pancetta”

  1. My Wok Life November 17, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Nice recipe! Like this shrimp dish, and wondering which method did you use to make the prawn cooked till transparency looking as it looked in the photo?

    • Brooke Crigger November 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

      The shrimp are simply sauteed over med-high heat until cooked through, just a couple minutes. It is important to use uncooked shrimp when making this dish, and others like it. This helps you not over cook shrimp, making them tough and chewy.

  2. Marilyn Gan December 1, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Awesome recipes! This is a work of outstanding quality. It’s comprehensive and exciting.

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