Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

     I've been banging on about the Betty Crocker 300 Calorie Cookbook for a good reason. Unfortunately, that reason is not a fat sponsorship deal. It is because the recipes are generally quick, easy and never more than 300 calories. I'm going to hit you with another one I was extremely pleased with. As I've been doing of late, any changes to the recipe will be shown in blue.

Shrimp Scampi
  • 3/4 lb. deveined and peeled shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2t chopped fresh or 1/2t dried basil
  • 2t chopped fresh or 1/4t dried parsley
  • 1T fresh lemon juice (I used bottled)
  • 1/8t salt (omitted)
  • 2T shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4t red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  1. Rinse shrimp in cold water and pat dry on paper towel. If the shrimp has a tail, remove if desired (we removed the tails to save for shrimp stock).
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat, 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Cook 2-3 minute, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink. Do not overcook the shrimp or they will become tough. Sprinkle with cheese. (I continued to cook another minute or so after adding the cheese. It resulted in a slightly thicker sauce.)
  3. Serve over rice
Serves two. 240 calories per serving (340 with 1/2 cup rice)

Good times!

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