Sometimes, who am I kidding, most times, when I’m at work or school or running errands all my mind seems to want to think about is dinner. What I’m going to have, how I’m gonna keep it healthy, and which recipe to choose from. Today I was consumed in thought with Shrimp Scampi, the problem with shrimp scampi is the calorie dense ingredients that go into it. So for dinner tonight, I made skinny shrimp scampi, with veggie pasta. I ran to Krogers after I finished up my workout at the gym and got my ingredients. Frozen Shrimp (fresh are better but frozen will save you money$). Fresh Parsley, Mushrooms (my own twist, but you can add any vegetables that you enjoy), and vegetable boxed pasta. When I got home I pulled out butter, milk, a cutting board and olive oil. First things first, open your frozen shrimps and put them in a bowl of cold water; this allows them to defrost while you boil your pasta. Then get your pot of water for pasta, pop it on the stove and boil the water, add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the water this way when you do eventually add the pasta it won’t stick together. Grab your cutting board and sharp knife, wash and slice mushrooms, push them aside, grab the fresh parsley, rinse under the sink; cut 1/3 of the parsley into small pieces. Put parsley aside and grab the onion, only using half cut into pieces and finally 1 clove of garlic. When the pasta water is boiling put your vegetable pasta in the pot and let boil, after 10 min pull pasta from boiling water with-out dumping remaining water. In the remaining pasta water put frozen shrimp in water and let boil for 2 mins. While thats boiling, grab a new pan put two tsp olive oil and heat on stove, put onion and garlic in the pan when the olive oil heats up, when the onion browns but the parsley and mushrooms( vegetables) in pan until soft, drain the shrimp from pasta water and put shrimp in the new sizzling pan. Add 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp white wine. Add a dash of milk and cook on stove for 7 mins. After fully cooked take off the stove and your scampi is finished, add pasta to plate and put as much of that shrimp goodness on top as you can manage!
What You’ll Need: Olive oil, Fresh parsley(or dried), butter, white wine, mushrooms or other veggies, Frozen shrimp, milk, veggie pasta or whole grin pasta, onion, garlic clove
1 24 oz bag of Frozen Shrimp 1 Box of vegetable or whole grain pasta
1/2 onion 10 medium size mushrooms
1 clove garlic 1/2 cup of parsley
2tbs olive oil 2 tbs butter
2tbs white wine 2tbs milk (whole or 2%)