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Split-Second Shrimp Recipe

Split-Second Shrimp Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 79 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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