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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

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

Reviews for Split-Second Shrimp

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zippee-0415 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 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 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 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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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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