Linguine with Shrimp & Bacon; pool update

Our Food Network channel has been in a rut lately. We either get Diner’s, Drive-in’s and Dive’s or some guy talking about bizarre barbecue techniques / recipes.

To be honest, neither are worth much attention, and they are usually nothing more than background noise while we’re making dinner. (If I have time to pay attention I find an interesting documentary on Netflix.)

The subliminal message apparently has gotten through to me, however, as I decided to add bacon to the shrimp.

It would appear, by watching the Food Network, that Americans now put bacon in everything.

Why would anyone want chocolate-covered bacon? Both are nearly perfect on their own.

Just because one can do something doesn’t mean one should.

I have to admit that this is one of the best shrimp pasta dishes I’ve made…. We both agreed.

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Linguine with Shrimp & Bacon

This is an easy dish that goes together in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta


  • 8oz (240gr) large shrimp, cleaned
  • 3oz (90gr) bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250gr) tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 125gr) Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1oz (30gr) Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4oz (120gr) dry linguine


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Add bacon and sauté until crisp.
  • Add shrimp and sauté until cooked through (opaque).
  • Add paprika, cumin and sauté briefly.
  • Add tomatoes, basil and cook until tomatoes form a thick sauce, 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Reduce heat, stir in yogurt, pasta, and heat through.
  • To finish: Put pasta into a large bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan.


Add the pasta to the skillet and heating helps to thicken the sauce.

Keywords: linguine, shirmp, bacon

Linguine with Shrimp & Bacon

The second level of the pool deck has been started.

Since it will be a few feet higher, as well as larger, mon mari decided on concrete posts, the same as under the balcony.

The pool ended up being further from the balcony than we had hoped in the quest for level ground (sort of). Everything slopes away from the house.

Of course that meant that the deck connecting the balcony to the pool is bigger than planned.

Balcony view.

There will be 3 steps from this level going down to the pool.

A third level will connect this bit to the existing balcony.

It’s a good thing he likes to keep busy….

12 thoughts on “Linguine with Shrimp & Bacon; pool update”

    • Lucky indeed. I have a friend who’s spouse spends all day, every day online, doing nothing, while their house falls down around them. It would drive me crazy. But then, she doesn’t cook either lol

  1. I have a question and if it’s too personal, please don’t hesitate to say so but…are you both retired there now? Just wondering.

    And in my opinion, you can never have a big enough deck. Ours is ten feet wide and that’s about three to four feet too skinny to actually have a nice conversation area. Our front porch runs the length of the house so is 40 feet long but at least the previous owners made it 10 feet wide so, while we can’t really do a conversation area there, and who would since it’s a front porch, the same can’t be said about the back. In the front, we have a couple rockers and a rocking three person ‘seat’ but in the back, I have one, two-person couch and two chairs, all wicker and all made for the outdoors and we’re sitting on top of each other in a 10 X 10 area. It’s frustrating. So enjoy that soon to be deck in a nice big size. 🙂

    As to the bacon, I don’t use it often but yes, in some things, it just makes the taste so much better. We had chopped bacon/cabbage/onion tonight with our pork chops and it was excellent.

    • Technically, yes, we are retired…. but I have the blog and 2 websites, and the hubs has his lawn-care business…. I don’t think we have the right genes to actually quit working lol. In MN we had 2 big screened in porches (mosquitoes) Here the deck is perfect – and bigger than I had expected lol
      Always put bacon with the cabbage…

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