Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shrimp for Two

I thought I was to be on my own tonight for dinner but...lucky me "working late" for Sean was just 8pm. I did yoga for 25 min and burned 57 cal, then 12 min Abs burning 35 a total today of 336! After yoga I ran a lovely bath with an oatmeal bath ball and read my Cooking Light by candle light-how romantic! I did a face mask when Sean arrived and by the time he was showered and ready I was able to have a nice dinner whipped up in no time.

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!
My plate with red onions on my salad-Sean does not care for these yummies.

I ate half the pasta you see and 2 serving of salad. It was delish and filling but not overfilling.

After I was in the mood for a sweet and remembered all my dried treats I picked up today so I made a little taster plate:
-1 Mission Fig
-3 Prunes-I adore prunes!
-2 dried tamarind pods

and a little bubbly if you will:

Now I am off to enjoy my dessert plate and watch a little TV, I am going into work tomorrow instead of Friday for my training so I should get a good nights rest! I am nervous, silly I know because I will be in my element; food, coffee, tea and people! Have a good night everyone!



  1. I make something very similar to this with zucchini and peppers. It's a great meal ifyou want quick and healthy!
    I am so jealous of all your TJ purchases!

  2. Cute dinner set up! Dried Tamarinds, intriguing! Goood luck at work :)

  3. I LOVE shrimp scampi! Yours looks DELISH!