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