Shrimp and Pasta with Lemon Sauce Recipe
Pasta is one of those versatile dishes that can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. This shrimp and pasta recipe with lemon sauce is a great example of a dish that’s both elegant and easy to make.
The combination of shrimp, pasta, and lemon sauce makes for a light, refreshing meal. The lemon sauce makes this dish extra special because of its bright flavor.
This dish is super easy to put together.
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Shrimp and Pasta with Lemon Sauce
- Fill a large pot with water, and salt lightly.
- Place pot over medium/high heat, and bring to a boil.
- In the meantime, in a skillet, add olive oil, and place over medium heat.
- Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
- When the skillet is hot, add the seasoned shrimp for approximately 2 minutes, flip the shrimp, and cook another approximately 2 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque.
- When the water in the pot is boiling, add linquine, and cook approximately 1 – 3 minutes, or until the pasta is firm to the bite, but tender.
- Place a small saucepan over medium heat.
- In the small saucepan, add lemon juice, and lemon zest, and bring to a simmer.
- Add in parsley, and butter. Stirring until the butter has melted.
- Add in 2 tablespoons of the pasta water and stir to mix well.
- Using a colander, drain water off of pasta.
- In a large serving bowl, add the drained pasta, lemon sauce, and shrimp. Stir to mix.
- Add Parmesan cheese and mix in.
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