Whether you're in a hurry or simply looking for a hassle-free yet gourmet-style meal, this recipe has you covered. It's a celebration of zesty lemon, succulent shrimp, and velvety pasta, all coming together for a memorable dining experience. So, let's dive into the kitchen and whip up this culinary masterpiece in no time!
- 8 oz (about 225g) spaghetti or linguine
- 1 lb (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Red pepper flakes (optional, for a little kick)
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Prepare the Pasta: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
Cook the Shrimp: In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
Make the Lemon Butter Sauce: In the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Let it simmer for a minute.
Combine Shrimp and Pasta: Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet. Add the drained pasta and toss everything together until the shrimp and pasta are well coated with the lemon butter sauce. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. If you like it a bit spicy, add some red pepper flakes.
Serve: Sprinkle the dish with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of freshness. Serve the Lemon Butter Shrimp Pasta hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy: Savor the delightful flavors of this quick and easy lemon butter shrimp pasta!
This Lemon Butter Shrimp Pasta is a satisfying and flavorful dinner option, perfect for busy evenings when you crave something tasty but don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Bon appétit!
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