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Toowoomba Pasta
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Toowoomba Pasta

This pasta is going viral in Korea! 
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Fresh Ingredients

  • Pasta noodles - 2 servings
  • Green onions - 3 stalks
  • Heavy cream - 400 ml or ~1.5 cups
  • Milk - 1.25 cups
  • Shrimp - 10 
  • Bacon - 3 slices
  • Button mushroom - 2 
  • Broccoli - 4 florets
  • Onion - ½ a whole
  • Garlic - 5 cloves

Seasoning Ingredients

  • Soy Sauce - 1 Tablespoon
  • Gochugaru - 1 Tablespoon
  • Mirim - 1 Tablespoon or use white wine
  • Salt - few shakes to taste

Instructions

Prep Ingredients

  • Chop green onions into small pieces. Take out a mixing bowl and pour-in the heavy cream. Then add-in the chopped green onions and Soy Sauce (1 Tablespoon). Mix everything thoroughly. 
  • Set the bowl aside for at least 1 hour (or overnight) in refrigerator.
  • Next, cut mushroom, garlic cloves and onion into thin slices. Split broccoli florets into smaller pieces as well. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  • Peel, devein and butterfly your shrimp.
  • Finally, take out another mixing bowl. Add-in the cleaned shrimp and bacon strips. Add in Gochugaru (1 Tablespoon) and Mirim (1 Tablespoon). Mix it thoroughly.

Cook pasta

  • Put oil into a large frying pan. Place on medium heat. 
  • Once oil is hot, put in garlic pieces. Once the garlic pieces start to sizzle, place in the shrimp-and-bacon mixture. Next, add in the mushroom and onion slices too.
  • Stir everything until the shrimp get plump and the bacon develops a slight crisp on the edges. Then pour in that heavy cream (1.5 cup). As well as the milk (1.25 cups). 
  • Now raise the heat to a medium-high heat. Once the sauce starts to boil, place in the broccoli pieces.
  • Allow the mixture to reduce for approx. 15 minutes on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, you should cook your pasta according to box instructions. (Note: Cook the noodles adente, so it can finish cooking in our sauce). 
  • After 15 minutes, the sauce will have thickened (reference video). Take a quick taste and add-in some salt (few shakes). (Don't forget this step to season)
  • Finally, add your cooked pasta into the sauce. Stir around and coat evenly. Plate the noodles and garnish with a few sprinkles of green onion. 
  • Bon Appetit! Enjoy life :)

Notes

  • See video below for more details