Inspired by the bright flavors of Spain, this dish calls for whole lemon slices to be sauté]ed with the shrimp, resulting in a bold citrus punch. Serve with a small bowl of green olives and a crisp salad for a quick weeknight dinner.
4 servings (serving size: about 8 shrimp, 1/2 cup rice, and 2 tablespoons sauce)
1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
2. Sprinkle salt and black pepper evenly over shrimp. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, red pepper, garlic, and bay leaf to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add wine and lemon to pan. Increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a simmer; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Discard bay leaf and lemon. Add parsley and butter, stirring until butter melts. Serve shrimp and sauce over rice. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.