Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Looking for a quick, easy, and delicious dinner idea? This 20-minute Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta is IT! It’s made with linguine, lemon, garlic, parsley, seasonings, and peeled and deveined shrimp. It’s a great recipe that’s super easy to put together and gives you a restaurant quality meal you’ll feel good about feeding your family.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the very FIRST shrimp recipe here on 365 Days of Baking and More!

Can you believe it?
No, neither can I.
I honestly NEVER saw myself posting anything shrimp, lobster, clam or anything mollusk related.
But never say never, right?

SAVE THIS LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP PASTA TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

However, I do have a few fish recipes you might enjoy.
Try this Steamed Lemon Herb Tilapia, or Parmesan Crusted Cod and Berry Salsa.

There are quite a few salmon recipes – Chimichurri Salmon, Brown Sugar Honey Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple, Ginger Honey Salmon, Mustard Pecan Crusted Salmon, and probably my favorite, this Basil Baked Salmon.

Ingredients for Shrimp Pasta.

Are you a tuna fan?
Then I’ve got these Avocado Tuna Salad Bites, and the Tuna Noodle Casserole my mom always used to make.
But my favorite tuna recipe so far are these Avocado Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps. YUM!

Lemon Garlic Pasta with Shrimp

I can’t honestly tell you that this shrimp recipe changed my mind about the crustacean. I wish I could.
I . Just. Don’t. Like. Shrimp. 😂
BUT….

Shrimp in garlic butter.

That certainly won’t deter me from bringing you more shrimp recipes.
I mean, there are those of you out there who like them.
I even have a few shrimp lovers in my immediate family.
So yes, they were the ones who enjoyed the fruits (or shrimps! 😂) of my labor!

When summer rolls around and because we are now living in our home state of Rhode Island, I will most definitely bring you a lobster roll, New England Clam Chowder, clamcakes, and who knows what else.
So get ready!

Until then, please enjoy this Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta and you can peruse these delicious shrimp recipes from my fellow bloggers.
Since we’re going with an Italian and pasta theme recipe here with my garlic shrimp pasta, how about taking a look at this yummy Creamy Tuscan Shrimp?

I love the flavor combination in this Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry! My shrimp lovers would devour that in a hurry for sure.

I tend to focus more on the entree than I do on side dishes, but this Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp & Broccoli makes it easy because it’s all made on one pan!

Pasta with lemon, garlic, and shrimp.

Can I use frozen shrimp?

You most certainly can because it’s what I used!
I purchased frozen shrimp that was both peeled and deveined.
See below for instructions.

Are cooked shrimp used in this easy shrimp dinner recipe?

No, please don’t!
I wouldn’t suggest it.
The reason being if you purchase shrimp that is already cooked and you cook it again in the garlic butter sauce, it will only become rubbery from being overcooked.
I don’t think any shrimp lover has ever raved about that.

Can the shrimp be in the shell?

I wouldn’t recommend it.
I don’t know the first thing about removing shrimp from their shell and removing the vein or cooking them in it.
But if you do, all the power to you!

How do I make this shrimp pasta recipe?

  • Thaw the shrimp in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before you’ll cook them.
  • Pour them into a strainer or colander so that you can drain any water. Then place them in a single layer onto a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any additional moisture.
  • Boil the water and cook the linguine to almost ‘al dente’, just a minute or so before the minimum cooking time as instructed on the box.
  • Put butter and olive oil into a large skillet and heat on medium high.
  • Once butter has melted, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  • Add the shrimp, lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning, and lemon zest.
  • Cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and stir well.
  • Add the linguine to the skillet and gently toss to coat completely.
A skillet full of linguine with lemon, garlic, and shrimp.

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Looking for a quick, easy, and delicious dinner idea? This 20-minute Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta is IT! It’s made with linguine, lemon, garlic, parsley, seasonings, and peeled and deveined shrimp. It’s a great recipe that’s super easy to put together and gives you a restaurant quality meal you’ll feel good about feeding your family.
Course Dinners
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Shrimp Pasta, Shrimp Pasta Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 470kcal
Author Lynne

Equipment

  • Large skillet

Ingredients

  • 8 oz linguine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces small RAW frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined about 31-40 count, thawed as instructed below
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay seasoning or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Thaw the shrimp in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before you’ll cook them. When thawed, pour them into a strainer or colander so that you can drain any water. Then place them in a single layer onto a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any additional moisture.
  • Boil the water and cook the linguine to almost ‘al dente’, just a minute or so before the minimum cooking time as instructed on the box.
  • Put butter and olive oil into a large skillet and heat on medium high.
  • Once butter has melted, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning, and lemon zest. Cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 3-4 minutes. Add the parsley and stir well.
  • Add the linguine to the skillet and gently toss to coat completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 4mg

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