Split-Second Shrimp Recipe
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Split-Second Shrimp Recipe

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In Marion, Illinois, Jalayne Luckett uses her microwave to hurry along preparation of this super-fast shrimp scampi that's buttery and full of garlic flavor. Tip: Serve it as an elegant entree or special-occasion appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

5 piece: 79 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat.


  1. In a 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate, combine the butter, garlic and cayenne. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir in the wine, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Split-Second Shrimp in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p7

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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zippee-0415 User ID: 6353988 230104
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"Very nice recipe. I made the BLT salad, same page, as suggested by Katlaydee3, along with corn on the cobb. Very good summer dinner."

Lori Kostecki User ID: 5325664 206420
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"I love this recipe! So simple, with tasty results. I like to serve it atop angel hair pasta along with a green salad."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 87735
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"I loved this recipe but I found that it took about a minute longer to cook. I served it with the BLT salad on the same page."

XOBasia User ID: 3504396 144090
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"So easy and yummy! I use a lot less lemon juice...too much for my tastebuds and I add some garlic salt. I triple the sauce and serve over angel hair."

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