Fast & Easy Shrimp Piccata - It's on the table in under 30 minutes. Shrimp sauteed in a lemon-butter-caper sauce. It's fresh, bursting with flavor and comes together fast.
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Fast And Easy Shrimp Piccata

Fast and easy shrimp piccata will become your new favorite go-to weeknight meal. It's fresh, bursting with flavor and comes together fast. On the table in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • Boil a pot of salted water. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the first 3 tablespoons of butter to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and pepper together. Toss the shrimp in the flour to lightly coat. Shake off excess.
  • When the butter is hot, add the shrimp to the pan and cook them for 1 minute on each side. Do NOT overcrowd the pan. This might have to be done in two batches. Remove to shrimp from the pan.
  • Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice, zest, capers, remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, and white wine. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the shrimp back in.
  • Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through. DO NOT OVERCOOK.
  • Season to taste with salt & pepper, and add the fresh parsley.
  • Toss with the cooked and drained pasta. If desired, add the reserved pasta water to increase the sauce a little.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

You may substitute the white wine with chicken stock or water. It will change the taste.