Garlic Shrimp on Pasta

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perfectly cooked shrimp in a lemony broth on pasta


  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp with shells
  • 3 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 TBS olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • zest of half a lemon plus 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • pinch of salt
  • cooked shaped pasta of choice


  • Peel and devein shrimp, keeping the tails and shells in a bowl for use in making the sauce. Cut the shrimp into thirds.
  • While you are preparing the shrimp, cook the pasta according to package directions. Keep warm.
  • In a large pan over medium heat melt the butter in the olive oil. Add the shrimp tails and shells and let cook, stirring occasionally until the shells are quite pink, about 4 minutes. Remove the shells.
  • Add the shrimp and the garlic to the pan and saute until the shrimp just start to turn pink,
  • Add the wine, lemon zest and juice. Simmer until the wine has reduced by half.
  • Serve over the pasta with parsley sprinkled over top.

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