Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta Recipe
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Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta Recipe

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This dish is quick, easy, flavorful and a great way to introduce shrimp and capers to your menu. The light sauce really enhances the wonderful flavor of shrimp. —Carol Bess White, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 293 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 3 lean meat 1/2 fat


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute shallots in oil until tender. Add the shrimp, capers, lemon juice and garlic powder; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Drain spaghetti; toss with shrimp mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Piccata Pasta in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p61

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I love capers, and actually found this recipe by doing a search for them. This is a very light and simple dish. It's easy to make and very tasty."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Green olives w/ the pimento's can substitute for capers."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"Can someone recommend a substitution for the capers? They are not a familiar ingredient to me so I hesitate to use them. Thank You"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Was very tasty and quick to make, this one is going in the frequently made category."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This was good, however, I would substitute capers for something else. I also added a little ranch dressing to my plate. Yummy!"

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