On the menu: Shrimp Scampi with whole wheat Parpadella pasta- this is my healthy version
Shrimp Scampi Recipe
- bag of raw frozen shrimp thawed under cold water
- 4-6 cloves of garlic minced-the more the better I think!
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- dab of Low fat butter added toward end
- 1/4 tsp of dried Parsley or 1 tbsp fresh chopped
Cook pasta of choice and drain, I used Whole Wheat Parpadella from TJ's. Thaw shrimp under cold running water while heating oil in nonstick skillet. When oil is hot add garlic and parsley until garlic is just turning golden brown. Add shrimp to skillet and toss in oil and garlic. Cook shrimp for about 4 minutes turning to cook both sides. Add butter and cook another 2 or so minutes. When shrimp is done add pasta to skillet and toss gently. Add more parsley or a squeeze of lemon if desired. Fresh ground pepper over top and enjoy!
I also made a salad-of course some greens! This is the simple table setting- I really need some new place mats!In the salad: Red Leaf lettuce, green beans-pre steamed and refrigerated, vine ripened tomato, drizzle of olive oil-probably less than 1/2 tbsp, 2 glugs around the bowl of Balsamic Vinegar and S&P. Top it off with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese-freshly grated or shavings would be much better!