Shrimp Scampi

Do you love sea food? I do especially shrimp, crab, muscles, fish, salmon…okay I just love food all together lol. But i keep it healthy most of the time…about 80% of the time. I made shrimp scampi yesterday for lunch and I wanted to share this recipe. Its very healthy and alot less calories and sodium than the regular recipe. Hope you guys give it a try.


1 1/2 pound of large shrimp (deveined, cleaned, de-shelled with tails left on)

5 tablespoons of unsalted butter

4-5 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup of dry white cooking wine

1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

1/2 lemon juice

1/2 lemon zest

1 tbsp of fresh parsley

Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste

I cleaned and wash my shrimp with lemon juice, orange juice, etc to get the fresh smell out. I then warmed up my wok on high heat to begin. I lowered the heat down to medium and added butter and garlic (cleaned and chopped) to wok. Once the butter was melted I added the shrimp and saute for a few minutes on both sides until shrimp turned pink.

Shrimp Saute nice and pink

I then removed shrimp from wok/pot and place on the side in a bowl. I combined the remaining ingredients to the butter and garlic sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer, adding the shrimp back to the wok or pot. Add salt and pepper to taste and finish off with lemon zest, lemon juice and sprinkle fresh parsley (chopped).

Serve with rice, pasta, quinoa etc…I served my shrimp with whole wheat linguini.



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