Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A light, easy to make make shrimp scampi served over orzo.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 7 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 ½ pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  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.

Source: My Recipes – Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

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