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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Penne

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Penne – Sturdy penne pasta tossed with shrimp in a vibrant lemon, garlic, and butter sauce.Lemon Garlic Shrimp PenneThere is a woeful lack of seafood on my blog. I apologize for this.  A friend and I have been chatting about all the various things I want to make.  The list just gets longer and longer, regardless of how many different recipes I make in a given day. Fun fact, six recipes in one day for the blog is my current record. I have no intention of besting myself either.

But I digress. As my friend and I chatted over various recipes I wanted to make, I decided I did need to make the utterly simple, but outrageously delicious lemon garlic shrimp pasta.  The most difficult decision was if I wanted to use a long, thin noodle or a short, sturdy noodle.  Obviously in the end, I opted for the short and sturdy. I did invite my friend over to enjoy this dish, since it was my conversation with him that push this recipe to the top of the to-make list.

You’re free to use any type of noodle that makes you happy. I’ve had it with angel hair, spaghetti, and linguine. All work. I used a cast-iron skillet because I like how it browns and develops a deeper flavor.  But any skillet will do, make sure it is at least 12-inches.

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Penne

Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb penne (or pasta of choice)
  • 1 lb frozen cooked jumbo (26-30) shrimp (deveined, shelled)
  • 4 tbsp butter; divided
  • 3 plump cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 3 1/2-4 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley; some reserved as garnish
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  2. In a skillet, add two tablespoons of butter.
  3. Once melted, place the shrimp in the hot butter. Do not over crowd them. Cooking may need to be done in two batches.
  4. Once the shrimp has cooked, about 4 minutes, return any removed shrimp and add the garlic, remaining butter, lemon juice, and parsley.
  5. Sauté until cooked through and the liquid begins to evaporate.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet.
  7. Slowly begin to add the pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time until the shrimp and pasta has reached the desired consistence. Pull up any of the stuck on bits at the bottom to intensify the flavor.
  8. Garnish with remaining parsley, serve, and enjoy.

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After my friend tasted this, he asked me to marry him.  Of course he was joking, but he did say it was ‘marriage proposal’ worthy. It got me thinking of the power of food.  What is the craziest thing that’s happened to you as a result of food?

 

Thank you for sharing!

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    March 31, 2015 at 3:32 am

    This looks so good – simple too! Looks like a perfect weeknight meal!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      The shrimp cooks in no time flat, so have the past almost done and ready to go.

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    March 31, 2015 at 5:39 am

    5 stars
    Love shrimp, garlic and lemon. This looks so wonderful, can’t wait to try! Yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you Allie, it’s simple but delicious.

  • Reply
    Beth
    March 31, 2015 at 7:12 am

    This look amazing! I think 3-4 recipes in one day is the most I’ve ever done!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      I can barely handle doing two anymore…too much work involved to proper quality.

  • Reply
    Julia
    March 31, 2015 at 7:28 am

    What a flavorful meal! I love the shrimp and these flavors mixed together!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you Julia, it’s a great combo.

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    March 31, 2015 at 8:21 am

    5 stars
    What a great reminder of the versatility of seafood in general and shrimp in particular. This is such a simple dish and every bit as delicious. Beautiful job with this one!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you Dan, you are so spot on with the versatility of shrimp…I need to cook with it more.

  • Reply
    Melissa Falk
    March 31, 2015 at 9:35 am

    The simplest recipes are always the best. I love a lemon-garlic combo. This looks delicious.

  • Reply
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    March 31, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I don’t have hardly any seafood on my blog because my hubby won’t eat it! I’ll have to make this on a night where he won’t be home!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      It’s hard when you live in a split-taste home.

  • Reply
    Stephanie Stuart
    March 31, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe! Do you have an tips for finding shrimp that is healthier for you? I keep hearing about dirty shrimp from farms. thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      I haven’t figured out what to do about shrimp yet, not with all the new allowances of bad shrimp allowed here.

  • Reply
    christine
    March 31, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I’m laughing, Michelle, because two weeks ago I posted my VERY FIRST seafood recipe when I came to the same realization of being so lacking in that department! This sounds yummy and easy which are my two favorite components of a recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 31, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Maybe we should make a pact, every two months we MUST do a seafood dish.

  • Reply
    Sandra - The Foodie Affair
    March 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    5 stars
    I really need to eat and make more seafood! It comes together so quickly and this would be devoured at my house!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 1, 2015 at 1:02 am

      I think I need to start a more seafood club. It’s so good for us.

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    April 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I adore shrimp, this sounds like a wonderful preparation! And wow, 6 recipes in 1 day?! Am I reading that right? that’s incredible 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Yes, for a couple of months, I hosted a dinner party every Sunday, a many hour long affair where I served each dish to the guests, but they had to wait for the photo shoots to end before they could eat. I never ate with my guests. It was like a cooking demos at times. But then I freed up my week that way.

  • Reply
    Brandy Myers
    April 6, 2015 at 8:34 am

    5 stars
    Ohh this looks amazing. We just got back from a long weekend and I don’t want to go shopping. It looks like I actually have everything on hand to make this for dinner. Thank you so much for the recipe and saving me a trip to the store!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Excellent to hear Brandy, it’s super quick and delicious.

  • Reply
    Maureen
    May 18, 2015 at 12:03 am

    The dish looks so amazing. I love lemon because it has this great scent and strong flavor and I also love shrimps. Therefore, I must say that I love this dish of yours! It is just so great! This will definitely be on my meal list.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

      I love lemon for those reasons too, plus it just “brightens” food up.

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    June 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

    It looks delicious! wish I wasn’t allergic

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Oh no, sadness…allergic to shrimp?

  • Reply
    Angela
    June 22, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I love this shrimp recipe!!! Garlic and lemon, pretty perfect!!!

  • Reply
    Faye Wilkerson
    July 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I buy shrimp in bulk from our local shrimp boats. It helps them and I get a quality product. This will be a great recipe to make with some of the shrimp I have in freezer. I just have to remember to defrost them.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 16, 2015 at 1:13 am

      Oh wow, that’s some seriously fresh shrimp. I’d love to get my hands on some of that.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    July 15, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    This is exactly the sort of recipe my family loves! We’ll be trying it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 16, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Thank you Michelle, hope you all enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Hirra Pervaiz
    July 16, 2015 at 12:22 am

    I love Garlic and Shrimps and with lemon this is my kind of a pasta, love it, Pinning it too!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 16, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Thank you Hirra, hope you enjoy it.

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