Lemony Shrimp and Spinach

Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Pursell
Easy side: Prepare 1 (10-oz.) package plain couscous according to package directions. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 33 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 33 Minutes


1 pound unpeeled, large raw shrimp (31/35 count)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1 (6-oz.) package fresh baby spinach
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.

2. Sauté shrimp and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet; keep warm.

3. Add chicken broth and next 3 ingredients to skillet, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add spinach, and cook 2 minutes or just until spinach is wilted. Stir in shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Inspired by Joann Belack, Bradenton, Florida,

Southern Living

September 2010
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