Shrimp Scampi – A great weeknight meal

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Shrimp Scampi – A Great Weeknight Meal

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi makes a great weeknight meal because it is quick and easy to make.  This shrimp can be served in a variety of ways including over pasta or rice.  It would also be good in a salad.

Even though shrimp is a common allergen it does offer many health benefits.  It contains 2 antioxidants – selenium and astaxanthin and has about 20 grams of protein per 4 oz serving. Shrimp also supplies 78% of your daily B12 needs as well as 50% of your phosphorus. To read more about the health benefits of shrimp, click here.  Furthermore, at 28 calories per ounce it makes a pretty low calorie meal.

Directions

Step 1

Finely chop ½ a small onion then cook it in a small amount of olive oil over medium heat until soft. Put the garlic in the pan and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Shrimp Scampi - a quick and easy weeknight meal

Step 2

Add shrimp and cook until the shrimp turns pink.

Shrimp Scampi - An Easy Weeknight Meal

Step 3

Finally, add lemon juice.  Then salt and pepper to taste. 

That’s it!  Just three easy steps and only about 15 minutes of prep and cook time! Enjoy!

Leave a comment on how you would serve this dish!

Shrimp Scampi
Serves 4
A low calorie, quick and easy weeknight meal.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound peeled, deveined small raw shrimp
  2. ½ onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  4. ½ tablespoon olive oil
  5. ¹⁄3 cup lemon juice
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put olive oil in pan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add onions to heat pan and cook until soft.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp to pan and cook until pink.
  5. Pour in lemon juice.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
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