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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shrimp Scampi

A friend of mine shared this dish with me. Yum!

Shrimp Scampi

Dietitian's tip: Traditionally, "scampi" refers to large shrimp that have been covered in garlic oil or butter and broiled. Here the shrimp are sauteed in a small amount of olive oil and tossed together with shallots, lemon juice and brandy or sherry. Served over pasta, this lighter version cuts out 325 calories and 28 grams of fat per serving.



8 ounces uncooked spaghetti

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 pounds large shrimp (prawns), peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/4 cup chopped shallots or green onions

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons brandy or sherry, optional

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

Ground black pepper, to taste

4 tablespoons trans-free margarine

Directions: Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), about 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque throughout, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm. Add the garlic and shallots to the saucepan and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the lemon juice, brandy or sherry if desired, parsley, salt and pepper. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the margarine and cooked shrimp. Toss to coat with the sauce. Divide the pasta among warmed individual bowls. Top each serving with shrimp sauce and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving) Calories 335 Cholesterol 233 mg Protein 36 g Sodium 405 mg Carbohydrate 30 g Fiber 2 g Total fat 8 g Potassium 401 mg Saturated fat 1 g Calcium 101 mg Monounsaturated fat 4 g
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