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Shrimp Casino, Shrimp in a Pancetta, Pepper Sauce

 Gently rendered pancetta with scallion and red pepper cooked together with white wine and fresh tomato, seasoned with fresh thyme, is the base for shrimp recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author whatsmickeycooking


  • 1 1/2 lbs Fresh Shrimp, cleaned, veined and tailed
  • 1/2 cup Pancetta or Bacon, finely diced
  • 1/2 Red Pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, pressed
  • 3 tbls Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Scallion (or 2 small) minced
  • 1/2 cup 3 Cherry Tomatoes, or 1 plum tomato diced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs, optional
  • 2 tbls Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Fresh Thyme to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • piece Fresh red hot pepper to taste


  1. Devein, clean and remove the tails of the shrimp, set aside

  2. In a non stick wok style pan, add olive oil, garlic, diced pancetta, diced red pepper, scallion and hot pepper cook on a medium heat, hot enough to render the pancetta, but not to burn the pepper, onion,garlic mixture.   About 10 minutes,

  3. When the bacon is rendered and the peppers soften, add the tomatoes, the white wine, salt, pepper and fresh thyme, cook for another 5 minutes, until the wine tomato and sauce reduces.

  4. Add the shrimp, cook another 10 minutes, the shrimp will become opaque when it is cooked.  Taste to readjust the salt and pepper.
  5. Optional Parmesan Breadcrumb topping:

    In a small non stick skillet, add breadcrumbs, on a medium low heat, toast the breadcrumbs until they become golden brown in color.  Remove from heat, add parmesan cheese, set aside

  6. Serve alone, or with basmati rice. Optional, sprinkle the parmesan breadcrumb topping lightly over the shrimp when serving,