How to make it

  • Start to boil water in large pot
  • Slice up bacon and set aside
  • In deep skillet on top of stove, add a little olive oil and on medium low heat add sliced onions, let caramelize slowly - do not burn. This will take about 8 minutes - enough time for the water to come to a boil for the pasta.
  • Once water is rapid boiling, add a dribble of olive oil, and add salt
  • Add penne pasta or pasta of your choice into boiling water and set timer as noted on your pasta package.
  • Once onions are cooked, remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add bacon to skillet and cook on medium heat - turning over occasionally.
  • While bacon is cooking, clean shrimp removing veins and shells and set aside and dice up chicken (if using) and set aside.
  • Once bacon is crisped, remove from skillet and add green peppers and shrimp to skillet.
  • Add freshly cracked pepper to skillet.
  • Cook shrimp 4 minutes ensuring they are cooked through and add chicken to reheat.
  • Drain pasta at this point, reserve a little of the pasta water.
  • Add Penne pasta to skillet, add back onions.
  • Sprinkle a couple of shakes of red chili flakes to skillet
  • Skillet should now contain penne pasta, shrimp, onions, peppers, bacon and chicken.
  • Add pesto to skillet and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water, stir till combined.
  • Plate and put shrimp on top of pasta, and add garnish of freshly grated cheese, and freshly minced spring/green onions and parsley on top and serve with your favorite salad and some garlic bread!
  • Enjoy!

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  • tstolarski 9 years ago
    looks fantastic. digging in tonight.
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  • binky67 9 years ago
    This looks absolutely devine!
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  • nochefhere 9 years ago
    My mouth is watering...must make soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    witchywoman ate it and said...
    Oh, yes...definately will be making this!!! Thanks!!
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  • knoxcop 9 years ago're making this for me when? LOL! Beautiful pic and post!--Kn0x--
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    My,my,this looks awesome.
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