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Friday, January 6, 2012

Quick Lemon Butter Shrimp with Spinach


This is just SOOO good and so quick and easy to make, it is truly a 30-minute meal!

This is very similar to the Shrimp Portofino at Romano's Macaroni Grill, except they add mushrooms and toasted pine nuts which I leave out because Jerry doesn't care for them. I highly recommend adding the mushrooms though! :) This recipe serves two.

Lemon Butter Shrimp with Spinach

1/2 pound raw shrimp, shelled, deveined and tails removed
4 tablespoons butter
Large handful of fresh spinach, chopped (from our garden! YAY!)
Juice and zest of one lemon
1/4 pound Angel Hair pasta


 



Melt butter in a medium skillet.











Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes on first side.











Turn shrimp and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until pink. Don't overcook or they will be tough.








Add spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in lemon juice and zest. In the meantime, cook the pasta.











Serve shrimp over pasta.












To round out this lovely, lemony main dish, I made Farmgirl Susan's Quick Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Parmesan. This is the second time I have made these and they are quick, incredibly easy and bursting with flavor!


Check out Farmgirl Susan's blog at Farmgirl Fare for great recipes and pictures of life on their 240-acre farm in Missouri with sheep, donkeys and dogs!

Linking up with the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House and Food on Friday.

14 comments:

Susan said...

Candy - Oh my gosh! That looks so delish! I will have to try that out this weekend. And thanks for reminding me about Farmgirl Susan's blog - I had forgotten about her great recipes. Have a wonderful weekend!

Candy C. said...

Susan,
I dearly love Farmgirl Susan's recipes and most, like these Brussels sprouts, are good for you! :)

Jennifer said...

Awwww... man. Dinner looks great. I will have to try these one day. I love Brussels sprouts.

Candy C. said...

Jennifer,
These Brussels sprouts are the best I've ever had! :)

nancypo said...

Looks yummy! I love shrimp dishes!

Kristina said...

That looks so good.

Candy C. said...

Nancy,
This is my second favorite shrimp dish with scampi being number one!

Kristina,
Thanks! :)

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Yum! Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Deb

Michelle said...

I love anything with shrimp and mushrooms. So I will be trying this.

Candy C. said...

Deb,
You are welcome!

Michelle,
I hope you like it as much as we do! :)

Kateri said...

I just bought some brussel sprouts--will have to try your recipe.

Candy C. said...

Kateri,
They are so very, very good!

Carole said...

Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

Carole said...

Thanks for linking this in. Cheers