Zesty Twist: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Zesty Twist: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Zesty Twist: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Picture yourself in a charming coastal village, the sun setting over the glistening waves, as the aroma of a delectable dish wafts through the air. Our Zesty Twist: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi brings the essence of the sea to your plate. With a perfect balance of tangy lemon, rich garlic, and succulent shrimp, this recipe is a culinary masterpiece that captures the very essence of a coastal retreat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces linguine pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, sautéing for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Allow the mixture to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Cook the linguine pasta according to package instructions, then drain.
  7. Toss the cooked pasta and shrimp into the skillet with the lemony sauce. Stir in the chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, ensuring everything is well-coated with the sauce.
  9. Serve the Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi in pasta bowls, garnished with extra parsley and lemon slices if desired.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A taste of coastal indulgence – succulent shrimp and linguine bathed in a zesty lemon garlic sauce.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Total Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 24g

Picture yourself savoring each forkful of linguine, perfectly coated in the tantalizing lemon-infused sauce, and the shrimp, tender and succulent. As you close your eyes, you can almost feel the gentle sea breeze. This recipe is more than just a meal; it’s a journey to the coast, a celebration of flavors that dance together in harmony. Zesty Twist: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi isn’t just a dish; it’s an experience that brings the seaside to your dining table, reminding you of the beauty and simplicity of life by the shore.

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