On shrimp scampi

I got so much great feedback from my last recipe that I had to do it for you guys again. Here are the directions for my highly-requested and self-proclaimed-award-winning shrimp scampi!

Read on if you’d like, but beware. For one serving of this dish, the macros are as follows: 49g protein/10g fat/48g carb. 

Ingredients: 4 cloves of garlic (minced), 1/2 cup of fresh parsley (also minced), 1 cup of baby spinach, 1/2 cup of white cooking wine, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2.5 tbsp of butter (but only if you aren’t afraid of fat in your macros), 1 lb of frozen shrimp (defrost them, obviously), 1/2 of a fresh, ripe lemon, and salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and grated parmesan cheese to taste. OH! And a box of fettuccine or your favorite kind of IMG_0463pasta.

**Just like last time, these are general approximations and I’m by no means saying you’re gonna like as much lemon as I use or parsley or wine. Vary it to your taste.

Directions: First, defrost the shrimp. I do this by taking them out of the freezer and running them under cold water for a few minutes in a colander. If they still have their exoskeletons, get rid of those before you cook these guys. Boil a pot of water (with a little bit of salt and pepper), and throw the defrosted shrimp in for a few minutes. I consider them done when they begin to float. They’ll also be orange. When that happens, take them out and set them aside.

At the same time, boil a pot of water with a dash of salt and cook your pasta to al dente perfection.

In another pan, sautee the garlic in the butter and olive oil on medium heat. Then, add the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and the wine. Allow the wine to reduce by half– this should take a minute or two. Add the spinach. This next segment will be fast: add the cooked shrimp and parsley. Squeeze in the half of fresh lemon (try to avoid getting the seeds in the pan). Take the pan off the burner. Then, add the cooked pasta. When plating, top with parmesan cheese. Voila! There you have it. Shrimp scampi, or something similar. 

If you try this meal, let me know how you like it! And if you want to see more of what goes on in my kitchen, let me know! Make sure to click the button on the right-hand side of the page and subscribe!!

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