Have you ever walked through the grocery store frustrated because you can’t figure out what you want to eat for dinner? Well, I have – and thank goodness I have, because this recipe is the result of it! I love shrimp, and I love pasta – Italian food is the best thing on earth, if you ask me. Well, half of me – the other half yearns for black eyed peas and cornbread. I digress…
This recipe is a play on traditional Italian ingredients and a simple combination of them, in an American way. What can I say? I love to take old things and make them new! Pancetta (pronouced pon-chet-ta) is cured pork meat, and it is delicious! It is like the American equivalent of bacon. I have yet to find (or look really hard) any good pancetta in America, so I tag bacon in for this fight. It will surely win, right? I frutti del mare (fruit of the sea/seafood) is also a big staple in Italian dishes. Shrimp is quick and easy to cook. Shrimp and bacon together never fail, so lets get this recipe started!
There you have it! You’re really going to enjoy this simple dish that is my American take on some great Italian and American traditional ingredients. Prepare for your family or friends and let me know how you all enjoy it!
xoxo, dolls & dudes!