Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

This falls into the quick and easy department. I love this Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper Pasta. However, you can use any kind of pasta.

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Serves 4

1 lb uncooked pasta
2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt, divided
7 tsp unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
2 tsp minced fresh garlic
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and keep warm.

While the pasta cooks, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan. Add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer to plate.

Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, juice, parsley and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.

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