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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Healthy Fact of the Day

Shrimp is a low-calorie protein source rich in essential nutrients like selenium and vitamin B12. Combined with whole-grain pasta and fresh herbs, it makes for a balanced and delicious meal.

Ingredients

 

8 oz whole-grain spaghetti or your favorite pasta
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 cloves garlic, minced
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
Red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, season the shrimp with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using)

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned shrimp and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

  5. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, then add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss everything to combine and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to heat through.

  6. Stir in the cooked pasta and fresh chopped parsley. Toss until the pasta is well coated with the lemon garlic butter sauce and everything is heated through.

  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper if needed.

  8. Serve your Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

This zesty and savory pasta dish is a quick and delightful way to enjoy succulent shrimp paired with the freshness of lemon and herbs. Buon appetito!

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