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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi with Orzo

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  uncooked orzo
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt, divided
  • 7  teaspoons  unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2  pounds  peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 2  teaspoons  bottled minced garlic
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper

Instructions

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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 403
Fat: 10.4g (sat 4.8g,mono 2.2g,poly 1.4g)
Protein: 40.1g
Carbohydrate: 34.7g
Fiber: 1.7g
Cholesterol: 276mg
Iron: 4.3mg
Sodium: 549mg
Calcium: 97mg
David Bonom, Cooking Light, MARCH 2009
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