Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta #recipe #giveaway @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: Yet more lemons—yikes! But lemons are a low-sodium diner’s friend, besides being delicious and chock full of vitamin C. This recipe is fast (except for peeling the shrimp) and perfectly suited for company. I found that I didn’t miss salt at all in the finished dish. You can increase or decrease the garlic to your taste, and add grated lemon zest if you like a stronger flavor.

  1 pound pasta, good quality please
  5 or so Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  3 cloves garlic, chopped
  1.5 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  freshly ground pepper
  1/4 cup lemon juice
  1 lemon, cut into slices, then slices halved
   handful of chopped parsley


Once all the ingredients are prepared, put the pasta water on to boil. When the pasta is about 5 minutes away from al dente, prepare the shrimp.
Melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the garlic until soft but not brown. Add the shrimp in one layer, grind the pepper over top. About a minute in, flip over. Cook until pink and beginning to brown, maybe 3 minutes in total; don't overcook or shrimp will become rubbery.

Add the lemon juice, optional lemon zest, parsley and sliced lemons, and stir to combine. drain the pasta and place it in a big serving bowl, then scrape the shrimp and seasoning over the top and mix. Serve with a green salad.

To celebrate its publication next Tuesday, I have one copy of the forthcoming KILLER TAKEOUT to give away. To be entered, please share this post on Twitter or Facebook or Pinterest and then leave a comment here with your email.

Here's an easy tweet:

Tweet: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta! #recipe #giveaway @lucyburdette

You can order this wherever books are sold--it will be published on April 5! 


  1. I shared this post on my Facebook page (JL Scott)

    Thank you for the recipe and book giveaway! The dish looks so yummy.

  2. Shared on FB. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it sounds delicious. And your book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

  3. I shared this post on Twitter - I included the link to my tweet in this comment. Thank you for the great recipe and for hosting the giveaway! The book sounds awesome.

  4. Shared this post on FB (Grace Koshida).
    Yummy recipe, I love lemons and shrimp.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

  5. I love these books. I bought a copy of each of them and donated them to my library. They didn't have any!

  6. I love this series,can't wait for next week,that recipe looks delicious.Me and my daughter both love shrimp.

  7. Hurray! The new book baby is almost here!

    This dish sounds terrific--quick, easy, and tasty. A perfect trifecta of food.

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  9. Great recipe, Lucy! I think we'll have it tonight!



  10. This pasta looks awesome! Can't wait to make it ~

  11. Super recipe---I'm drooling! Thanks for the contest.

  12. Shared on FB and Pinterest...I love lemons, pasta and shrimp so know this recipe is going to be great tasting....thanks for the recipe...

  13. Shared on Facebook! Thanks for the chance!

  14. If I come visit, will you make that for me? <3

  15. Shared on Fb. Thanks for all the low sodium recipes and suggestions you make. Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome book!

  17. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  18. I tweeted
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  19. Liked and shared on Facebook. Great recipe, will have to try it. Can't wait to read the book.

  20. We recently made lemon garlic shrimp, without the pasta and the smell was so wonderful and the taste even better! Then the next day we got to smell and taste it again when we ate the leftovers. It was so good! Thanks for the chance to win but you sent me a copy already and I am just starting it. Very good!

  21. Yum Yum Yum! I am going to make this! Thanks for the chance to win your book1

  22. Forgot my email! Thanks!

  23. Thank you all for helping me spread the word! Our random # cat chose Doward Wilson and Peasbuying to receive copies of KILLER TAKEOUT. (really, Yoda? 2 winners? He said you all deserve one!) xoxo