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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

/ Source: Cooking Light
SERVINGS
4
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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi
Johnny Autry / Cooking Light
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(24)

Ingredients

Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 7 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Chef notes

    Indulge in the flavor of the Mediterranean with plump shrimp tossed with lemon and pepper and served over a bed of orzo, or other pasta. A crisp green salad completes the meal.

    Preparation

    1.

    Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Place orzo in a medium bowl. Stir in parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and keep warm.

    2.

    While orzo cooks, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan. Add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer to plate.

    3.

    Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, juice, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.

    Nutritional Information:Calories: 403Fat: 10.4 gSatfat: 4.8 gMonofat: 2.2 gPolyfat: 1.4 gProtein: 40.1 gCarbohydrate: 34.7 gFiber: 1.7 gCholesterol: 276 mgIron: 4.3 mgSodium: 549 mgCalcium: 97 mg

    Source: Cooking Light