Healthy Shrimp Scampi Recipe
This healthy shrimp scampi recipe makes one of the most delicious Italian dishes that are fantastic for any time of the year. Not just because it’s quick and easy to make, but it’s also absolutely delicious.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 lb raw shrimp 6.7 oz shrimp with shells removed
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp garlic half minced, half sliced
- 1/2 tsp salt divided
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper divided
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz fettuccine pasta uncooked
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tbsp lemon peel grated
- 1/2 tbsp parsley minced
- 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Boil the pasta, following the instruction on the package. Ours says 10 minutes.
While it’s cooking, remove the shrimp shells and butterfly them if you're using fresh shrimp. If you use shelled shrimp, marinate the shrimp with minced garlic, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and 1/8 tsp ground black pepper (half the kosher salt and black pepper mixture) for 10 minutes.
Preheat the pan on medium heat. Add butter and when it’s melted, sear the shrimp, 3 minutes on the first side. Flip the shrimps and add wine. Cook for another 3 minutes and take the shrimps out with a tong.
Don’t clean the pan! Add oil, sliced garlic and fry on low heat for 2 minutes (or until the garlic is slightly golden).
Add pasta, the rest of the salt and pepper, give it a mix.
Add shrimps, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, lemon peel, parsley, parmesan and mix. Turn off the stove.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg