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November 11, 2012

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

I finally had a night at home, and my usually my mom gives me a recipe she wants me to make. Tonight, it was Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi with Orzo. I just used frozen shrimp, rinsed it under cold water, and then peeled it. Drain it on some paper towels, then use for the recipe.

*Don't worry, I'm posting this the same night I made it, but I will be getting to past posts I have saved up in iPhoto.

Here's the recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine

1 cup uncooked orzo
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
1/2 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp (I just used a few for each plate, 3-4)
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Place orzo in a medium bowl. Stir in parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and keep warm.
  2. 2. While orzo cooks, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate.
  3. 3. Melt last tablespoon of butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add cooked and drained orzo to pan with last tablespoon of butter. Stir in shrimp, juice, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done. Serve with more lemon juice and parsley.

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