There's no point in taking shortcuts when it comes to this buttery, garlicky Italian-restaurant classic—it's inherently speedy. The shellfish cooks in 10 minutes, and the ingredient list is blessedly short: butter, garlic, herbs, and lemon zest and juice. Add a loaf of crusty bread and you've got supper.
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