Shrimp Piccata Recipe
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Shrimp Piccata Recipe

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I typically serve this with crusty French bread and asparagus.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 295 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch 1 fat.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shallots and garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, oregano and salt; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. In small bowl, combine the broth, wine and cornstarch; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Drain pasta. Add the pasta, lemon juice, capers and parsley to the skillet; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Piccata in Simple & Delicious June/July 2012, p22

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"I found this recipe far from bland! All I did to increase its flavor was to add a bit more salt (sea salt, to be precise) and I used about 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes. That was a tad too much for me, but for pepper lovers it would be fine. As I prefer a bit thicker sauce, I used a little more cornstarch."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This turned out great. I didn't find it bland, but I added salt in with the shallots and made sure they caramelized a bit and deglazed the pan. I would not find pepper appropriate for a piccata."

Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"Will not be making this again. It barely had any flavor at all."

Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"I wondered why one reviewed pronounced it 'bland' because it has the right ingredients to be anything but bland - then I noticed the problem. Not nearly enough salt and no pepper at all. Need salt to taste, black pepper, and a dash of cayenne. Also, a touch of Sherry is always great with seafood, so I added about a jigger. It was delicious. Just be careful not to overcook the shrimp."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012


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