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Skewered Shrimp Scampi

Makes: 4 servings Yield: 1 shrimp skewer and 2/3 cup cooked pasta per serving
Start to Finish 30 mins
Skewered Shrimp Scampi
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  pounds  fresh or frozen large shrimp
  • 3  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 4  ounces  dried vermicelli pasta or whole-wheat vermicelli pasta
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  •  Lemon wedges
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
Directions

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Thread shrimp on four 10-inch skewers,* leaving 1/4 inch between shrimp. Drizzle with lemon juice; sprinkle evenly with garlic, salt, and pepper.

2. For a charcoal grill, grill shrimp on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place shrimp on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

3. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

4. To serve, divide pasta among four serving plates. Top with shrimp on skewers. Sprinkle with parsley. Squeeze lemon wedges over shrimp. Drizzle with olive oil.

From the Test Kitchen*Tip:
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes; drain before using.
Rangetop Directions:
  • To cook in a skillet or grill pan, heat a lightly greased large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp for 6 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once.
Nutrition Facts (Skewered Shrimp Scampi )
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 314,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 259,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 35,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 22,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 4,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 400,
  • Potassium (mg) 371,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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