Shrimp Scampi with Lemon
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup orzo mixture and about 7 shrimp)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
1 cup uncooked orzo
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
7 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Place orzo in a medium bowl. Stir in parsley and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cover and keep warm.
2. While orzo cooks, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan. Add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done. Transfer to plate.
3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in pan. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, juice, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.
4. Serve over orzo and parsley mix.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 403; fat 10.4g (sat 4.8g, mono 2.2g, poly 1.4g); iron 4.3mg; cholesterol 276mg; calcium 97mg; carbohydrate 34.7g; sodium 406mg; protein 40.1g; fiber 1.7g