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Split-Second Shrimp

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

I use my microwave to hurry along the prep of this super fast shrimp scampi. It’s deliciously buttery and full of garlic flavor. We love it as a main dish, but it makes an excellent appetizer, too. — Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois
Split-Second Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined

Directions

  1. Place butter, garlic and cayenne in a 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave, covered, on high until butter is melted, about 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  2. Microwave, covered, on high until shrimp turns pink, 2-1/2-3-1/2 minutes. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked shrimp: 157 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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