Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta Recipe
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  • 12 oz tricolor rotini
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 slender green onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • 1/3 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 can (4 oz) small shrimp, rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 small sprigs thyme


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook rotini over high heat for about 12 minutes, until tender to the bite. Scoop out about 1/2 cup cooking water and set aside. Drain pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet over medium high heat, melt butter with oil. Add green onions and cook, stirring for 1 minute until softened. Remove from heat. Stir in garlic for 20 seconds. Stir in lemon zest, 2 tbsp lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in cream, then shrimp. Return skillet to medium-low heat and bring just to a simmer.
  3. Add rotini and toss to coat. If pasta seems dry, add enough cooking water to loosen it. Taste and if desired add remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice and more salt to taste.
  4. Transfer pasta to warmed serving bowls. Sprinkle parmesan overtop and garnish with thyme sprigs.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta Recipe

I found this recipe in 200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes.

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  1. we love seafood recipes so thanks for sharing!
  2. I'd like to try this with fresh shrimp and fat free half and half.  It looks like it would be very tasty.
  3. This sounds amazing!!  And easy too!


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