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Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta

This dish is quick, easy, flavorful and a great way to introduce shrimp and capers to your menu. The light sauce really enhances the wonderful flavor of shrimp. —Carol Bess White, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute shallots in oil until tender. Add the shrimp, capers, lemon juice and garlic powder; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Drain spaghetti; toss with shrimp mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 293 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • CaseynBentley
    Nov 19, 2011

    I love capers, and actually found this recipe by doing a search for them. This is a very light and simple dish. It's easy to make and very tasty.

  • cathyrussell
    Feb 10, 2011

    Green olives w/ the pimento's can substitute for capers.

  • DarleneT
    Feb 9, 2011

    Can someone recommend a substitution for the capers? They are not a familiar ingredient to me so I hesitate to use them. Thank You

  • Gary Harrison
    Jan 19, 2011

    Was very tasty and quick to make, this one is going in the frequently made category.

  • RaOwBe
    Jan 7, 2011

    No comment left

  • Avilla
    Jan 5, 2011

    This was good, however, I would substitute capers for something else. I also added a little ranch dressing to my plate. Yummy!

  • jschrock5
    Jan 5, 2011

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  • cindikg
    Aug 15, 2010