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Lemony Garlic Shrimp with Pasta


"This is a very elegant dish good for a nice simple meal. Tasty and pretty enough for company, but my husband and I enjoy it as a nice weekend meal. The brining of the shrimp takes the longest, but is very easy and improves the taste and texture of the shrimp."
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2 h 25 m servings 502 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 251 mg
  • 84%
  • Sodium:
  • 11829 mg
  • 473%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Dissolve the kosher salt in 1 gallon of water in a large pot. Add the shrimp, and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. Drain and pat shrimp dry with paper towels.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp, white wine, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until the shrimp is no longer translucent in the center, about 6 minutes. Stir in the black pepper, parsley, and lemon zest before tossing with the angel hair pasta.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

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We have really enjoyed this recipe. It's fast and EXCELLENT. If you use frozen shrimp, make SURE to defrost and pat dry before using in the sauce or else you'll get a pretty watery sauce. Thank ...

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I used a bow tie noodle. After reading the reviews about cooks only using 1/2 the pasta because there wasn't enough sauce, I made more sauce (quantity for 8) and still used a full pound of past...

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We have really enjoyed this recipe. It's fast and EXCELLENT. If you use frozen shrimp, make SURE to defrost and pat dry before using in the sauce or else you'll get a pretty watery sauce. Thank ...

I've been making a version of this for years. I got it from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa). I use 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice and a 'glug' of white wine, plus Italian parsley. Make sure y...

So Lemony, so garlicky, so wonderful! I cheated and skipped the brining. I used frozen, raw, peeled & deveined shrimp which the package touted was "prepared with sea salt," so I thought that w...

Yummm...tastes just like a dish I would order at a restaurant. I omitted the red pepper and did not brine the shrimp due to time. But it was still excellent. Next time I will add more shrimp.

This dish is excellent and I added a few of the recommendations from other fellow reviewers...used 4Tsp. of Fresh Minced Garlic,& Juice and Zest of (1) Lemon. I also did a little spin of my own ...

We'd give it a 5 Star, but I'd omitted crushed red chili flakes. Very light lemon flavoured sauce. I was worried that the thin-as-water sauce would cause angel hair pasta (nearly 1/2 a box) to...

This is a good recipe but I didn't give it 5 stars because 1) I had to reduce the pasta to 8 ox for the amount of sauce. 2) The recipe needs salt. The amount of garlic, lemon and lemon juice is...

Very good sauce. I did add salt at Baking Nana's suggestion but that's a personal preference. I also always make more sauce than a recipe calls for but, again, a personal preference. I plan to u...

this was very yummy, my husband and i really enjoyed it. very good recipe but we did make some modifications. we used about 40% of the pasta recommended as there was not enough sauce. we also...