Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi: Taste of Summer

When the sun-drenched days of summer arrive, it’s time to indulge in the vibrant and refreshing flavors that define the season. Our Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is the perfect culinary creation to transport your taste buds to a seaside paradise. This dish embodies the essence of summer with its bright lemony tang and the richness of garlic-infused shrimp. Each bite is an invitation to savor the leisurely moments of the season.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz linguine pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the linguine according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, sautΓ©ing until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet, cooking until they turn pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add the cooked linguine, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Toss to combine and coat the pasta evenly.
  5. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, gently mixing them with the pasta. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi in individual plates, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

A taste of summer captured in a dish of succulent shrimp, tangy lemon, and aromatic garlic, all served over a bed of linguine.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 24g

Indulge in the flavors of summer with our Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi. This delightful recipe brings together the refreshing zest of lemons, the robust aroma of garlic, and the tender succulence of shrimp. With each bite, you’ll be transported to sun-soaked shores and balmy evenings, relishing the joys of the season. Whether enjoyed as a family meal or served to guests at a gathering, this dish is a testament to the simple yet exquisite pleasures that summer has to offer.