Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta
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Creamy lemon sauce with shrimp over pasta makes for a simple meal that tastes fancy. Perfect dinner for 2 or multiply for more servings.
Recipe type: Main Dish, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 8 oz cooked pasta (I used linguini)
  • 8 oz medium shrimp (raw or pre-cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or 1 cup milk and 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry (or fresh) dill
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • Romano or Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  1. Cook pasta according to package and drain.
  2. In a saute pan over medium heat add onion, garlic, and butter and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Then pour in the cream, whisk in lemon juice and then add in basil, dill, salt, and pepper.
  4. If you're using raw shrimp, fully thaw, then blot them with a paper towel. Place the shrimp in the sauce and heat over medium-low temperature until the shrimp is cooked for about 4 minutes, turning them to cook evenly.
  5. If you're using pre-cooked shrimp, be sure they are fully thawed and blotted with a paper towel, add them to the sauce, and heat them on low just until they are hot (do not simmer the shrimp in the sauce or they'll become tough).
  6. Place pasta divided between plates then top with shrimp and sauce.
  7. Add Romano or parmesan cheese if desired and serve.
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