Before we jump into the shrimp scampi recipe (which I just had to share because shrimp is a part of the new dietary recommendations and scampi is undoubtedly one of the very best) I wanted to mention a new vegetable blend I found at the grocery story that’s sure to make your meal prep a breeze! Gotta get those veggies!
Mann’s Superfood Power Blend
In one bag you have Brussels Sprouts, Napa Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Carrots and Kale cut into small forms for easy use in stir-fry, salad, or even your blender morning smoothie. 10 oz. package in the produce section will be a great addition to your menu. Has no preservatives; protein is 2 g, dietary fiber is 3 g per serving, high in vitamin A and C.
When foods are made this easy you just have to try to fit them in!
Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Takes about 30 minutes total: 20 minutes preparation, and 10 minutes to cook. A classic recipe that will delight any guest at your table! One recipe that you will want to prepare often.
- 1-pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2-Tbsp butter
- 2-tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup dry white vermouth
- 1/4 tsp grated lemon zest plus 1-Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2-tsp finely chopped parsley
- Prepare the shrimp by rinsing, drying, shelling and deveining.
- Place in sauté pan and add salt and pepper, butter, garlic and when the foaming subsides, raise the heat to high for one minute. Then reduce to a medium heat.
- Add the vermouth for one minute as well.
- Gently turn the shrimp over, and cook for two more minutes.
- Add lemon zest and juice; add parsley and finish cooking within 1-2 minutes.
- Serve over rice. Add additional pieces of lemon if desired.
This recipe is 288 calories for 1-cup of shrimp scampi; fats are 21 g, and the protein is 23 g.
The reason this is featured is because the newest recommendations for nutrition say that shrimp should be a part of your regular diet. This is partly due to Omega-3 vitamins; high in vitamin A and C; Iron and Calcium. One shrimp itself is just 17 calories.
Note: Usually we suggest that fish can be reheated one time; and can also be left in the refrigerator no longer than 1-2 days.
Written by Rita Larsen, RDN, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor
Rita is certified in Positive Psychology, University of Penn; has a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University; and an Internship and Masters at the Indiana University Medical Center.
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.