Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi
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Serves: 4
Lightened up shrimp scampi with a lemon-pepper twist!
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt, divided
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add orzo and cook 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain. Place orzo in a medium bowl. Stir in parsley and ¼ 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 ¼ teaspoon salt. Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in pan and add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer to plate.
  3. Melt remaining tablespoon butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, lemon juice, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done; toss with orzo and serve hot.
Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 400 Fat: 11.3 Carbohydrates: 44.8 Sugar: 1.2 Sodium: 460 Fiber: 2.3 Protein: 30.0 Cholesterol: 150
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2013/08/lemon-pepper-shrimp-scampi/