March 8, 2010

Lemon Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts

I like to keep frozen shrimp on hand as they are one of my gardener's favorites.  I had some leftover cooked sprouts, so added them to this dish.  You could use any vegetable you like here in place of the sprouts.  I think frozen green peas would be good, or snow peas.  The lemon juice in this really brightens up the flavor of both the sprouts and the shrimp.  This recipe makes a light sauce that I served over whole wheat linguine for a quick and delicious meal!

The leftovers were eaten for lunch the next day. Most of the sauce was gone so I added a couple tablespoons of half-and-half, which really turned out nice, too.

Lemon Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts
1# frozen shrimp, thawed and peeled
2 T butter
2 T olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup white wine
2 T lemon juice
3 T chopped parsley
1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 T water
1/2 to 1 c cooked vegetable

Put butter and olive oil into a pan over medium heat until butter has melted. Add pepper flakes, garlic and onion.  Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until onion is soft.  Add wine and lemon juice; stir.  Add vegetable of choice.  Add shrimp and cook until opaque, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture and cook an additional minute until sauce thickens.  Serve over pasta or rice.


  1. This looks YUMMY. So light and fresh looking. I love sprouts too, so I wouldn't change a thing.

  2. That looks so good. I love Brussels sprouts.

  3. What a lovely dish! I like the lemony flavor and the addition of brussels sprouts.

  4. lovely dish karen! i am looking for recipes to include sprouts, we don't enough of these... this is right up our alley!

  5. That's a very nice dish. I love prawns and have just learned to like brussels sprouts. I should try this dish.

  6. Mmmm mmmm good. Brussels, pasta, and lemony shrimp? Can't get any better than that.

  7. The Brussels sprouts threw me for a loop. Then I thought why not? It certainly looks wonderful and I'm sure if you posted it, it is as good to eat as it is beautiful.

  8. Karen, WOW! That looks so delicious and I wish I had some shrimp in the freezer now. That is a great presentation, beautiful photo! I only recently started enjoyed brussel sprouts so I am sure that would be great with the shrimp. And it's healthy also. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Mmmm, nice combo :D. I'm the only one at home who likes brussel sprouts but, since I have my lunch alone... you gave me an idea for tomorrow! Thanks Karen :D

  10. There's a dish MY WIFE would love. She's a shrimp fanatic. I like 'em, too, but not as much as she.

  11. Karen, I'm a big fan of Brussel Sprouts and I would love to sit down to this dish ~ brilliant combination!!

    It's healthful and from the seasonings I can imagine how flavorful, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. xoxo

  12. Hmmm, I will have to get creative with this one because none of those veggies are on my approved list but shrimp and linguini in creamy lemon sauce are WAY up there!

  13. I would never have thought of pairing brussel sprouts with shrimp but this recipe sounds delicious--and, it is beautiful. I have the shrimp and will pick up brussel sprouts tomorrow. Thank you for sharing.



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