QUICK AND EASY LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP SCAMPI RECIPE

lemon garlic shrimp scampi recipe is made in just one pot and ready in 30 minutes! Fresh shrimp gets cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and gets tossed in fresh parmesan cheese and pasta. It will become a new favorite!

QUICK AND EASY LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP SCAMPI RECIPE

This easy 30-minute pasta recipe transforms ingredients that you already have in your kitchen into a posh, seafood dish you’ll want to serve at your next dinner party. And since the whole dish is made in a single pot, clean-up is easy. Don’t be surprised if this becomes your favorite quick go-to.

This garlicky shrimp recipe is delicious and so easy to make that it will quickly become one of your go-to dishes—for both busy weeknights as well as special occasions. The beauty of this dish is that it can be served many ways—tossed with pasta as in this recipe, served over rice or couscous, or simply plated as is with a side of crusty herb-buttered bread. Whichever way you serve this dish, it will always be a hit!

INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tablespoon)
1 3/4 pounds (800 g) shrimp (or prawns), peeled and deveined, tails intact
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons -- add more if desired)
2 tablespoons water
Fresh chopped parsley, to garnish


INSTRUCTIONS
Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
Fry shrimp and add salt and pepper, to your taste. Cook 2 minutes on one side, while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook 2 minutes on the other side until JUST beginning to turn pink.
Add in the remaining butter, lemon juice and water. Cook, while stirring, until the butter melts and the shrimp have cooked through (do not over cook them). Take off heat. Taste test, and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper, if needed to suit your tastes.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over rice or pasta.