Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.


"I pity the shrimp that matches wits with you, Jeeves." -Bertie Wooster (P.G. Wodehouse)

The refrigerator light goes on...

Here is a great example of how much making your own shrimp stock can help your dish. You can use the shells from the 8 ounces of shrimp in this recipe by placing them in a small sauce pan, just covering them with water, then simmering for about 30 minutes. Drain the stock through a sieve and discard the shells. This will give you about 1/2 cup of delicious stock that really enhances your sauce. (If there's extra, allow it to cool before freezing or refrigerating.)

I will often say that a recipe is simple, but this one really is. The prep takes about 10 minutes and about 10 minutes active cooking time. The result is at once light and creamy, peppery and tart, sweet and savory.



Penne with Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp with pasta and sauce

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided by 2. This recipe makes good leftovers. Reheat gently to avoid overcooking the shrimp.

Penne with Lemon Pepper Shrimp


Remove the zest from the lemon into a small bowl or dish.

Juice the lemon into the dish and set aside.

Place the water in a large sauce pan over high heat. When the water boils, add the pasta.

When the pasta has been cooking for about 5 minutes, place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the white part of the green onions and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the black pepper and cook for about one minute. Stir frequently.

Add the shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes. Toss frequently.

Add the honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, green part of the green onions, and shrimp stock. Stir well.

Cook for about 3 minutes until the shrimp begin to turn pink.

Add the goat cheese and cook for about two minutes. Stir well to help the goat cheese melt.

Drain the pasta and add the penne to the skillet. Add the dill.

Toss well and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp with pasta and sauce

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 488 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 20%
    Saturated Fat 7g 32%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 437mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin K 160mcg