Shrimp Piccata Pasta

"This is out of a America's Test Kitchen magazine. It says to be sure to toss the shrimp and the sauce with the pasta immediately after draining. The hot pasta will heat the shrimp and melt the butter."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (345 g)
  • Calories 612.3
  • Total Fat - 11 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 159.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1170.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 96.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 32.9 g
  • Calcium - 107.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until just opaque, about 1 minute. Transfer to large plate. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in empty skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant but not browned, about 30 seconds. Add wine, increase heat to high, and simmer until liquid is reduced and syrupy, about 2 minutes. Add clam juice and lemon juice, bring to boil, and cook until mixture is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 8 minutes.

Step 2

As the sauce cooks, add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Reserving 1/2 cup cooking water, drain pasta, then transfer to large bowl. Toss with sauce, shrimp, capers, parsley, and butter until butter melts and shrimp is warmed. (Add reserved cooking water if sauce is dry.) Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is awesome! Times as they are I did have to improvise a bit, I used frozen shrimp and no capers on hand remains it was super good and its one that will see to repeats!

review by:
(13 Mar 2022)

Peggy Bright

Oh my, I'm weak at the knees. This recipe is so delicious and so easy to make. I made two minor changes. Added extra capers and about 3/4 of a teaspoon of dried chillies (we love both). Used a free-range egg pasta linguine and that was the perfect choice. Three times hubby said 'wow, this is good', which is super high praise from him. Thanks for posting. Yummo!

review by:
(8 Jul 2020)


Scaled back for 1 serve and from go to table was less than 30 minutes and absolutely delicious. Thank you TeresaS made for Alphabet Soup Tag Game.

review by:
(7 Jan 2020)


I have had Chicken Piccata and thought it would be excellent using shrimp and it was just as delicious with the shrimp. Used linguine for my noodles and they soaked up the juices and flavored the pasta. Rich in flavor and very delicious bite after bite. I will make this many times in the future!

review by:
(26 Feb 2018)


Such a great full flavored shrimp pasta. We loved this so much!

review by:
(7 Jan 2018)