Shrimp scampi

Dietician's Tip

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.

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

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.

Serving Information

Serves 6

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 370
Total carbohydrate: 31 g
Cholesterol: 264 mg
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: 4 g
Protein: 36 g
Saturated fat: 5 g
Serving size: 1 cup pasta shrimp
Sodium: 374 mg
Total fat: 11 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fats and oils: 1
Grains and grain products: 2
Meats, poultry and fish: 4

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1
Meat and meat substitutes: 4
Starches: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 2
Protein and dairy: 2

Last Updated Feb 18, 2015


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