Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

This is the kind of recipe my family loves.

Buttery noodles with juicy plump shrimp and flavored with lemon and garlic.

It’s the kind of recipe I love because dinner is ready in 15 minutes and it’s so easy.

Angel hair pasta is great because it cooks so quickly and so do shrimp. Even large shrimp only take a couple minutes to cook through.

To save chopping time and because I don’t like biting into little pieces of garlic no matter how small I mince it, I used garlic powder. Feel free to chop a clove or two of garlic and sautee it with the butter if you prefer garlic cloves.

The lemon adds a wonderful brightness to the dish and is a perfect compliment to shrimp.

And anything tossed in butter automatically tastes great.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Buttery noodles with juicy plump shrimp and flavored with lemon and garlic that's ready in 15 minutes and so easy. To save chopping time and because I don't like biting into little pieces of garlic, I used garlic powder. Feel free to chop a clove or two of garlic and sautee it with the butter if you prefer cloves. The lemon adds a wonderful brightness to the dish and is a perfect compliment to shrimp. And anything tossed in butter automatically tastes great.

Yield: serves 2 to 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions (half of a 1-pound box)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and cleaned with tails off (I prefer 12-15 count shrimp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
Read the whole recipe on Averie Cooks