Shrimp Scampi – A Great Weeknight Meal
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.
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.
Add shrimp and cook until the shrimp turns pink.
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!
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- 1 pound peeled, deveined small raw shrimp
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ¹⁄3 cup lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put olive oil in pan and heat over medium heat.
- Add onions to heat pan and cook until soft.
- Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add shrimp to pan and cook until pink.
- Pour in lemon juice.
- Salt and pepper to taste