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Lemon prawns: the recipe for a light and fragrant second course ready in 10 minutes

Lemon prawns: the recipe for a light and fragrant second course ready in 10 minutes


Extra virgin olive oil

I lemon shrimp I am a second fresh and tasty, ideal to bring to the table for a light meal, as an accompaniment to a salad of crunchy vegetables, or to offer as a refined dish antipasti single portion on the occasion of a breakfast party, or cena between friends based on fish.

An easy-to-make recipe that will take very little time to clean the prawns, after which all you have to do is sauté the shellfish quickly in a pan with the garlic, oil and a drop of White winethen season them, off the heat, with the juice and grated zest of the citrus fruits, and finally flavor them with freshly ground pepper and a few tufts of chopped parsley.

For an impeccable result, it is important to cook the prawns for the time indicated in the recipe, no more than a few minutes, and to add the lemon off the heat: it will thus release all its aroma and the shellfish will be tender and not soft to the bite. For this preparation you can choose prawns or prawns according to your desires shrimpthe important thing will be to buy them very fresh, with a good smell of the sea and the head firmly attached to the body.

Find out how to prepare prawns with lemon by following the step-by-step procedure and tips. If you liked this recipe, also try the shrimp skewers with avocado and lime.

How to prepare lemon shrimp

Clean the prawns: peel off the head with a slight twist of the fingers 1.

Cut the pads with a pair of scissors 2 and cut the shell.

Remove the shell leaving the tail intact 3.

Using a toothpick, strip the shrimp of the dark filament of the intestine 4.

Once all the shellfish have been cleaned 5rinse them well under running water and pat them dry with paper towel.

Grate the lemon zest and squeeze the juice 6.

Heat a drizzle of oil with a clove of garlic in a non-stick pan, add the prawns 7 and fry them for 1 minute.

Shade with white wine 8increase the heat and let them brown for another minute.

Remove the pan from the heat, add the grated lemon zest 9 and mix with a wooden spoon.

Drizzle with lemon juice ten.

Flavor with a little chopped parsley 11.

Season with salt and mix thoroughly 12.

Arrange the prawns on a serving platter, ending with freshly ground pepper 13bring to the table and serve.


To donate a exotic touch you can add some grated ginger root to the dish and replace the lemon with the zest and juice of the lime while, if you like spicy flavors, you can opt for chili powder instead of pepper.

After cleaning them, we advise you to keep the waste shells aside: you can use them to cook a delicious fumet or a bisque, to use in the preparation of a good risotto or a steaming fish soup. We suggest you choose shrimp Costsbut if needed these will be fine too frozen food and ready to use.

If you wish, you can accompany the lemon prawns with a Greek yogurt vinaigrette or tzatziki, and serve them with a portion of grilled vegetables or boiled potatoes.


The prawns with lemon can be stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for One day massive.

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