This is practically straight from Creme de la Crumb but it was soooo good I had to post it.
Melt 3 tbsp butter and 3 tbsb honey in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk to combine smoothly. Add your salmon fillets, I used 4 in the 6-8 oz range. Mine still had the skin on, was just fine. Sear for 5 minutes. Keep an eye out because mine got a little over brown after 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 5-6 minutes.
While your salmon is cooking prepare your shrimp, 1 lb worth, in a medium size if you got it. Defrost, detail, de-vein – whatever those little buggers need and pat them dry.
Mix up some spices. 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Stir stir stir.
When the salmon is done, brown and flaky and cooked through, add 6 tbsp of butter to the pan. When it melts add in the spice mix. Stir until combined. Add the shrimp to the pan, stir fairly frequently until opaque.
Serve the salmon covered in shrimp and drizzled in the spiced butter left in the pan.
The idea for this meal started over at How Sweet Eats. I get half my ideas from her. This evening I was tired as all bleep and needed something easy, so from memory I started throwing this together, it’s not exactly what she had in mind in her version. LOL
Shrimp Carbonara – Lazy Style
Defrost your shrimp, 1 lb, in a colander with cool water. Pat dry when done.
Start water for your pasta.
Saute your shrimp in garlic butter (1 tsp/3 tbsp) a minute or two per side. Remove shrimp from pan. It’s important not to overcrowd the shrimp, or overcook them for that matter.
Start your pasta, I used 8 oz quinoa and brown rice combo pasta. This takes about 7-8 minutes.
Finish the shrimp. Pop outside and pick some of your cherry tomatoes you’ve been growing all summer. You know the only thing the deer didn’t eat. Oh, the deer ate yours? Fine, use store bought. Rinse and slice in half.
Whisk three eggs then add 1 1/2 cups of Parmesan shredded, or 3 handfuls of you are too lazy to measure, like me. LOL. Stir to combine.
Drain the pasta and put it in the buttery skillet you cooked the shrimp in. Pour the egg cheese mix over it and warm just until it starts to melt. Add bacon bits, shrimp, and tomatoes.