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Recipe: Shrimp scampi

Recipe: Shrimp scampi

In this scampi recipe, the shrimp are sauteed in a small amount of olive oil and tossed together with shallots, lemon juice, and brandy or sherry.

Scampi traditionally 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.


Directions

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.

Add garlic and shallots to the saucepan and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add lemon juice, brandy or sherry if desired, parsley, salt, and pepper. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add margarine and cooked shrimp. Toss until shrimp are coated with sauce.

Divide pasta among warmed individual bowls. Top each serving with shrimp and sauce. Serve immediately.


Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds large shrimp, 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 fat-free margarine


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Sweets 
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Diabetes
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Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables 
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NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories370 
Carbohydrate31 g 
Cholesterol264 mg 
Fiber2 g 
Monounsaturatedfat4 g 
Potassium 
Protein36 g 
Saturatedfat5 g 
Servingsize1 cup pasta shrimp 
Sodium374 mg 
TotalFat11 g 

2015-02-18

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