Monday, March 2, 2009

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Picture Source: Cooking Light

This recipe was just awesome! It was quick, fresh and light. Perfect for a Monday night, when you had a long day at work and wishing it was still the weekend. David isn't a big seafood fan and he even liked it.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi
Source: Cooking Light, March 2009
Servings: 4

1 cup of uncooked orzo
2 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley (I substituted Cilantro)
1/2 tsp of salt, divided
7 tsp of unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 pounds of peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, (I used TJ's frozen shrimp)
2 tsp of minced garlic
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp of black pepper

1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Place orzo in a medium bowl. Stir in parsley and 1/4 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 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan. Add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer to plate.

3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, juice, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 403
Fat: 10.4g (sat 4.8g,mono 2.2g,poly 1.4g)
Protein: 40.1g
Carbohydrate: 34.7g
Fiber: 1.7g
Cholesterol: 276mg
Iron: 4.3mg
Sodium: 549mg
Calcium: 97mg

3 comments on "Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi"

Anonymous said...

This looks very good! I love Cooking Light, they have great dishes. Have a great week!

Jenny.Lee on March 3, 2009 at 7:29 AM said...

that sounds really yummy!

Alison on March 6, 2009 at 11:07 PM said...

That looks fabulous... I wish Matt weren't allergic to shrimp. Grr!



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