Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi – You can not get any easier than this shrimp scampi recipe. Ready in minutes, perfect dinner for any night of the week or even for entertaining!
I officially have an 11 year old. My little guy had a birthday earlier this week. Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies were what he wanted for dessert, and they have been wrecking my diet all week! Instead of a party this year he opted for a day of fun with the family. So we went to Denver and played game at Dave & Busters and then did an escape room (Escape Works Denver). I think it was my sons dream day!
One of my sons favorite dinners is shrimp. The kid can eat shrimp like there is no tomorrow. His favorite way to eat shrimp is fried, but if you can saute it in garlic and butter he is pretty darn happy as well. I mean, shrimp scampi is kind of a classic for a reason, right? This shrimp scampi recipe is lightened up a little though, so you can feel better about having it any day of the week. Shrimp has so few calories, so just a little butter isn’t going to wreck any diet. Lemon pepper shrimp scampi adds lemon juice to brighten up the flavor.
Lemon pepper shrimp scampi is great served with roasted veggies, a salad or I made this Creamy Parmesan Orzo recipe. Just make sure to make more shrimp than you need, because they are going to go quickly! You don’t to feel guilty about eating this lemon pepper shrimp scampi, so go for it! My family did, and next time I will be making double! Shrimp cooks in just minutes, so this lemon pepper shrimp scampi takes less than 15 minutes to throw together. Definitely something you can make any night of the week, but fancy enough you could even entertain with.
- 1 Tbls butter
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 1/2 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 lemon , juiced and zested
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a large skillet melted butter. Sprinkle shrimp with salt. Add salt and garlic to the pan, saute for 2-3 minutes, until the shrimp is mostly cooked. Add lemon juice, zest, and pepper. Stir and cook until the shrimp is completely cooked.
- Remove from pan and serve immediately.
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