Let’s be honest, cabin fever has officially set in. The solution? A fun date night at home! With our expanded product lines, we’ve been having so much fun creating new recipes that are both delicious and easy to make!
Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day idea or just could use a little date night at home (because snow storms as of late are pretty much inevitable), we’ve created a delicious pasta fresca that you can whip up together in 15 minutes flat!
We combined our Parmesan, Garlic & Rosemary Olive Oil, 18-Year Aged Balsamic, and Al Dente Pasta Company Squid Ink Fettuccine (available in-store only) along with a few ingredients you likely already have on hand at home for a healthy, fulfilling meal. We enjoyed the meal with a glass of Chankaska wine and a few Blue Skye Bakery hand-made truffles. Date night, accomplished!
Let’s get to cooking, shall we?!
Parmesan Pasta Fresca with Shrimp & Bacon
3 tbsp Parmesan, Garlic & Rosemary Olive Oil
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
½ pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and pepper to taste
3 slices Schmidt’s Meat Market bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
5-6 ounces Al Dente Pasta Company Squid Ink Fettuccine (or your favorite pasta noodles from Blue Skye Bakery)
18-Year Aged Balsamicto taste
Fresh grated parmesan to taste
1. Heat 1 tablespoon Parmesan, Garlic & Rosemary Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium low heat.
2. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until lightly caramelized and golden in color. Meanwhile, prepare noodles per instructions on the bag.
3. Add shrimp to the skillet and add more olive oil or 1 tbsp water if necessary. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are fully cooked.
4. Turn the burner to low and add tomatoes, parsley, cooked bacon, and salt and pepper. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
5. Add cooked noodles and 1 tablespoon Parmesan, Garlic & Rosemary Olive Oil. Combine all ingredients and remove from stove. Note: You just want oil to lightly coat all ingredients. Depending on the amount of noodles and size of vegetables, you may want to add just a bit more oil, but don’t overdo it.
6. Divide the pasta into two dishes. Drizzle with 18-Year Aged Balsamic, top with fresh parmesan, and garnish with more fresh parsley.
7. Enjoy with your favorite glass of wine!