Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 10 min 2
Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta
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1 dash Black pepper (to taste)
2 1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
3 clove(s) Garlic (pressed or grated)
1 dash Kosher salt (to taste)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest)
1/2 cup Parsley, fresh (leaves chopped)
170 gm Pasta, Catelli Smart, dry
1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
21 medium Shrimp, raw (peeled, deveined, butterflied, reserve shells)
2 cup Spinach
0.12 medium Yellow onion


1. In a bowl, combine the garlic, zest and juice of 1/2 the lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste, and the shrimp. Set aside to marinate.

2. Meanwhile make a quick shrimp stock: In a small pot, over medium heat, add the shrimp shells and onion. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain into a bowl and discard the shells and the onion.

3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add a generous amount of salt. Add the pasta and cook until just tender, 2 minutes less than instructed on the package. Drain and reserve 1/4-1/2 cup of cooking water.

4. Heat a skillet over high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, reserve the marinade, and add the shrimp to the skillet. Cook until they turn pink and start to caramelize, about 3 minutes.

5. Remove the shrimp from the pan to a plate and add the reserved marinade. Let cook a few minutes then add about 1/2 - 1 cup of shrimp stock and about 1/4-1/2 cup pasta water. Continue to cook until sauce reduces by half. Add the zest and juice of the remaining lemon, the parsley, and spinach, and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.

6. Add in the shrimp and pasta and toss to combine with the sauce. Turn out into a serving bowl and serve immediately.


Enjoy your meal paired with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 593
Calories from fat 229
Calories from saturated fat 65
Total Fat 25.5 g
Saturated Fat 7.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.8 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Sodium 391 mg
Potassium 676 mg
Total Carbohydrate 69 g
Dietary Fiber 10.3 g
Sugars 5.7 g
Protein 26.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.4
Grain 3.2
Meat 0.6
Vegetables 1.3

Energy sources


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