Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi



Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Picture yourself on a warm summer evening, a gentle breeze rustling the leaves of the lemon trees in your backyard. The sun is setting, casting a warm golden glow over your outdoor dining table. On your plate? A mouthwatering dish of Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi that’s so divine, it transports your taste buds to the Mediterranean coast.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces of linguine or spaghetti
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, cook the linguine or spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest, then add the cooked pasta to the skillet, tossing to coat everything evenly.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a refreshing and zesty seafood dish that’s perfect for any occasion. The combination of succulent shrimp, tangy lemon, and aromatic garlic creates a symphony of flavors that will have your taste buds dancing. Serve it as a quick weeknight dinner or as an impressive dish for guests—it’s sure to be a hit!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 350

Fat: 14g

Carbohydrates: 34g

Protein: 23g

Picture yourself savoring each bite, the shrimp perfectly cooked, the pasta infused with the vibrant lemon and garlic flavors. Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a dish that embodies the essence of summer, bringing a taste of coastal cuisine to your own backyard. Whether you’re dining with loved ones or enjoying a peaceful evening alone, this recipe will elevate your culinary experience and leave you craving more.

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