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Shrimp With Lemon Pasta Recipe

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Crab Place Production Manager, Dan S.

When not overseeing our production team and ensuring that our Crab Place packages make it safely out the door, our Production Manager, Dan, enjoys dabbling in the fine arts of cooking! From baked donuts and homemade cheesecake, to the Crab Place Thanksgiving Turkey, Dan is known around Crab Place for treating us to his delicious cooking creations. It was his influence that helped us revamp our iconic Crab Cake recipe, helping us to enhance the quality of our flavors and processes to ensure a more consistently delicious product every time.

This Shrimp with Lemon Pasta recipe is one of Dan's personal favorite ways to enjoy his World-Class shrimp.


Shrimp With Lemon Pasta


For The Shrimp

  • 1lb Mega Monster Key West Pink Shrimp - (peeled, deveined, tail off)

  • Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic - 2 cloves minced

  • Lemon Zest - ½ lemon

  • Lemon Juice - ½ lemon

  • Parsley (Italian or curly) - 1 tablespoon finely chopped

  • Kosher Salt

  • Black Pepper

  • Old Bay

  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper if spicy is preferred (optional)

For The Sauce & Pasta

  • Pasta - 1lb (any kind works, I recommend Capellini or Angel Hair)

  • Unsalted Butter - 1 ½ stick

  • Garlic - 4 cloves minced

  • Lemon Zest - 1 lemon

  • Lemon Juice - 1 lemon

  • Parsley (Italian or curly) - 1 and ½ tablespoons finely chopped

Directions For The Shrimp

In a bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, zest, juice, parsley, salt, pepper and old bay.  Mix and make sure all the shrimp is coated.  Allow it to sit for a few minutes. Place it in the fridge.  Keep the shrimp cold. 

Next, over a medium high heat, add the oil and let it get hot.  Then add the shrimp and lightly sear it.  Don't move the shrimp around, let them sit until they get a little color and then flip them.  About two minutes.  Repeat on other side and remove.  Shrimp should be slightly undercooked. 

Directions For The Sauce

Let the pan cool some and drop the heat to medium.  Add the butter and allow it to melt.  Then add the garlic, zest and juice.  Let sit for about a minute and then add the shrimp back in.  Let the shrimp finish cooking in the sauce.  This allows some shrimp flavor to get into the sauce.  About two minutes. Remove, and then the shrimp and sauce are done.

Directions For Pasta

Follow the directions for whatever kind of pasta you choose.  Just make sure the water is salty.  Once pasta is cooked, drain and immediately add to the sauce.  Mix until all the sauce is absorbed into the pasta.  Mix the parsley in at the end.

Key West Pink Shrimp with Lemon Pasta

Crab Place Production Manager, Dan S.

Additional Notes

  • For serving, can mix shrimp with pasta in a bowl or serve them separately, side by side on a plate. Can garnish with lemon slices and a little extra parsley.  

  • Can add additional lemon juice and zest at any point. Seafood and lemon compliment each other well! You can do the same with Old Bay or even use it as an additional garnish.  

Recipe by Crab Place Production Manager, Dan S.

Watch this video of his delicious recipe being recreated:

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