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Healthy Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

Posted by Dr. Amber Robins

A few weeks ago I had the weirdest craving for shrimp scampi. I honestly thought about going to a local restaurant to pick some up, but stopped myself in my tracks. Choosing a better lifestyle means making different decisions. I googled "shrimp scampi" and found this amazing recipe! And guess what? It's only 276 calories! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup dry white wine or broth ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper 1 ¾ pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled ⅓ cup chopped parsley Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon Cooked pasta or crusty bread Nutritional Information


In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine or broth, salt, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and serve over pasta or accompanied by crusty bread.