Split-Second Shrimp Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 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 shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined

Directions

Place butter, garlic and cayenne in a 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave, covered, on high until butter is melted, about 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
Microwave, covered, on high until shrimp turns pink, 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 4 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

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked shrimp: 157 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 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 shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  1. Place butter, garlic and cayenne in a 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave, covered, on high until butter is melted, about 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  2. Microwave, covered, on high until shrimp turns pink, 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 4 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

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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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