Go Back
+ servings
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.
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Fast And Easy Shrimp Piccata Recipe

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: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: piccata, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 508kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 1202mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 4mg