Giada De Laurentiis's Lemon Spaghetti With Shrimp Recipe (No Trip to Las Vegas Required) by Donna John

Pasta Dinner
2 years ago
Giada De Laurentiis's Lemon Spaghetti With Shrimp Recipe (No Trip to Las Vegas Required)

When my husband and I go to Las Vegas, we turn it into a celebrity chef tour. On one trip, we ate at Giada's, the restaurant owned by Giada De Laurentiis in The Cromwell Hotel (Caesar's Palace). Giada's lemon spaghetti was featured on so many "must eat" lists, that what to order was not an issue for me (this time!). Here's Giada's lemon spaghetti with shrimp recipe that proves simple is better.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes




Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer and cook until pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. 
  2. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and reserve the pasta water.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, whisk together the olive oil, Parmesan, lemon zest and juice. Toss the drained pasta with the lemon sauce, the shrimp and some of the reserved pasta water (add 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten). Add the salt, pepper and basil. Toss. Garnish with the fried capers.

Photo: A copy of the recipe with a signed picture of Giada was presented with the menu, which is available for purchase.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

No-Churn Lemon & Ginger Ice Cream Recipe: Chef Annabel Langbein Shares Her Creamy Ice Cream Recipe

Spicy Chipotle-Mango Tacos Recipe: Make It Vegan Taco Night

20-Minute Gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe (Pão de Queijo)

Chef Jamie McFadden’s Most Requested 3 Cheese Cajun Burger Recipe

Too pretty to eat... 😀
Donna John
Yes, but after the first bite you're OK tearing it up. :-)
Gwen Johnson
Amazing!! Love Giada's recipes. Never been to Vegas. On my list tho.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Yum! I want to go (and also make this at home). Thank you for sharing, Donna John !

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Easy Cucumber Dill Salad Recipe: This Cucumber Dill Salad With Creamy Garlic Yogurt Dressing Is So Refreshing

Grandma's Creamy Onion & Cucumber Salad Recipe With Her Secret Ingredient

The Best Quinoa Kale Salad Recipe: This Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe Is So Delicious, No One Will Believe It's That Good for You

This Festive Feta & Lime Watermelon Salad Recipe Is Sweet & Tart