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Garlic Shrimp Scampi…easy peasy

This Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe is so easy to make and is definitely in my top 5 favorite shrimp recipes. I stopped preparing shrimp because I refused to eat farm-raised after reading about it in one of Dr. Andrew Weil’s newsletters in 2017. “Is It Safe To Eat Shrimp?” He recommends American Wild Caught Shrimp and you can get it at 365 Whole Foods. Yes, it is more expensive but SO worth it.

According to Aliza Green, author of The Fishmonger’s Apprentice, “Frozen fish is not inferior, nutritionally speaking…these days, the freshly caught fish is flash-frozen aboard the fishing boat, keeping it nutritionally intact and “fresh” longer.

NOTE: Ever since my low-carb journey, I no longer use regular pasta for this delicous Garlic Shrimp Scampi, but instead, I’ll serve it over a bed of sauteed spinach or Miracle Noodle and/or Miracle Rice. I’m loving the Fettucine. If I don’t make the garlic bread myself, I use Phat Bread...smother it with butter and garlic and broil it in the toaster oven for 5 or 10 minutes.

Aren’t they gorgeous?
TJ’s Frozen Shrimp…Wild Caught!

Garlic Shrimp Scampi

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By leslie Serves: 2 or 3 - depending on how many shrimp you use
Prep Time: 15-20 if peeling and de-veining Cooking Time: 4 minutes

Basic, simple and truly tasty Shrimp Scampi without all the fuss. Served with your favorite pasta or rice...a salad and garlic bread, this is one of our favorite go-to meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp OR if using Jumbo shrimp, decide how many per person. Peeled and deveined.
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Splash of white wine (optional...but it just a splash and worth it...IMO)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped & no stems
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional, if you like heat, or you can serve them on the table instead)
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

1

Heat the butter and add minced garlic in a small saucepan.

2

Add the red pepper flakes if using them.

3

Add wine & Worcestershire sauce.

4

Little by little, add the lemon juice.

5

In another saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add shrimp cooking for 2 minutes.

6

Add garlic/butter/lemon mixture to shrimp pan, turn shrimp, and cook for another 2 minutes or until shrimp is opaque.

7

Sprinkle with parsley and serve with your favorite pasta or rice, salad greens, and garlic bread.

Nutrition

  • 383 Calories
  • 2.6g Carbohydrates
  • 328mg Cholesterol
  • 27.5g Fat
  • 0.3g Fiber
  • 33g Protein
  • 9.4g Saturated fat
  • 447mg Sodium

Notes

*Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee.” *Carbohydrates are NET Carbs unless the Fiber is listed. If the Fiber is listed, subtract it from the Carb count and you’ll get the NET Carbs.


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