Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta


This lemon garlic shrimp pasta is a fast and simple weeknight meal made with sautéed shrimp and bucatini pasta, all tossed in a buttery garlic sauce. It’s on the desk in simply half-hour.

A pink bowl filled with lemon garlic shrimp pasta with a fork resting inside.

Adapted from Maria Provenzano | Everyday Celebrations From Scratch | Harper Horizon, 2022

Even although this dish sounds fancy, it’s tremendous straightforward. The secret is to let the pasta cook dinner within the sauce for a bit. The lemon infuses into the pasta, and the flavors marry completely. I can’t get sufficient of the lemon taste, so I like to complete off the dish with freshly squeezed lemon juice.–Maria Provenzano

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta FAQs

Can I substitute zoodles for the pasta on this recipe?

You’re studying our minds. Lemon, garlic, and shrimp are improbable with pasta, however these flavors additionally complement zoodles (zucchini noodles) properly, or different spiralized veggies resembling summer time or butternut squash. (Would these be squoodles?)

In order to include spiralized veggies into this recipe with out overcooking them, you’ll must skip step 1 fully. Then in step 5, merely add your uncooked, room temperature zoodles (or squoodles) into the sauce, give the dish a fast stir, for a few minute, and serve. The warmth from the pan and the opposite components will heat up your ‘pasta’ a bit.

Can I exploit a special form of pasta?

You guess. Any lengthy noodle will work right here, resembling spaghetti or fettuccine. Just regulate the pasta cooking time to what’s really useful on the field.

How many medium measurement shrimp are in a single pound?

Shrimp sizes are denoted in numbers, resembling 21/25. When you go to the seafood market and see numbers like 26/30 or 31/35 on the signage subsequent to the costs, that’s what number of you’ll get per pound, on common. For medium shrimp, you’ll get 41/50 shrimp per pound.

Can I exploit pre-cooked shrimp?

We don’t advocate it, because the shrimp could grow to be rubbery when heated. Stick to uncooked shrimp for this recipe.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

A pink bowl filled with lemon garlic shrimp pasta with a fork resting inside.

This vibrant lemony pasta contains pan-seared shrimp, noodles, and a buttery garlic sauce. It’s a simple weeknight meal that is on the desk in simply half-hour.

Maria Provenzano

Prep 15 minutes

Cook 15 minutes

Total 30 minutes

  • In a big pot of boiling salted water, cook dinner the pasta till al dente, in line with package deal instructions.

  • Meanwhile, rinse the shrimp then pat dry with paper towel. Lightly sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper.

  • In a big skillet over medium warmth, soften the butter and heat the oil. Add the shrimp and cook dinner on one aspect for two to three minutes. Flip the shrimp and cook dinner till virtually cooked by way of, 1 to 2 minutes extra.

  • Stir within the garlic and crushed pink pepper and cook dinner for about 30 seconds, being cautious to not let the garlic brown or it can style bitter. Stir within the lemon zest and juice.

  • Use tongs to seize the bucatini out of the pot and switch it immediately into the skillet with the shrimp. Before stirring, pour 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese over the pasta. Toss all the pieces properly and permit the pasta to cook dinner within the sauce for a couple of minutes.

  • Add the contemporary parsley and toss to mix. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, and the remaining Parmesan cheese, to style. Stir in a number of tablespoons of pasta water whereas mixing all the pieces collectively.

Serving: 1portionCalories: 744kcal (37%)Carbohydrates: 90g (30%)Protein: 43g (86%)Fat: 23g (35%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 238mg (79%)Sodium: 1175mg (51%)Potassium: 536mg (15%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 4g (4%)Vitamin A: 1213IU (24%)Vitamin C: 23mg (28%)Calcium: 280mg (28%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

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Originally printed August 3, 2022

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