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Lemon Garlic Shrimp with a Touch of Ouzo

Course Entree, pasta
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author OliveTomato.com


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled uncooked
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shot ouzo or you can try mastiha liquor
  • 1-2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 10 ounces (300 g) spaghetti


  • Strain the shrimp well.
  • In a pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil, sauté the shrimp for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté until you can smell the garlic, about a ½ minute.
  • Add the lemon juice, the zest, the ouzo and the dill and cook for about 2 more minutes. Do not overcook. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Boil spaghetti and strain, making sure to save just just a bit of the pasta water. Put pasta back in the pot, add shrimp mixture and the rest of the olive oil (1 tablespoon). Mix well and serve.