Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

This is a nice light meal with lots of garlic punch.  It's also light on calories and fat as the white wine, lemon and garlic dominate the taste of this dish.  The whole wheat angel hair pasta add lots of good nutrition to round out the meal.  I cooked this dish in the time it took to boil the pasta, very quick and easy to prepare.  Next time I'm going to add some vegetables like zucchini and eggplant.

from Cooking Light Cookbook

2 teaspoons olive oil
28 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 1/2lbs)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup dry white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (I used regular parsley)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add shrimp, saute 1 minute.  Add garlic, saute 1 minute.  Stir in wine, salt and pepper, bring mixture to a boil.  reduce heat to medium, cook 30 seconds.  Add parsley and juice, toss well to coat.  Cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.

Makes 4 servings of 7 shrimp each.

Printable Copy


from "The Puppy Who Found a Boy"
story & pictures by George and Irma Wilde
1951 Wonder Books, Inc.


  1. This looks like a wonderful light meal. Eggplant or zucchini sounds good! Nothing like quick, easy and tasty!

  2. I'm thinking shrimp this week also, and your recipe looks like a real winner that packs several of my favorite flavors. Who can argue with quick, easy, and delicious? Certainly not me! Many thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Where did you get that wonderful book. Oh, the memories of those days when the art was so peaceful and life seemed so simple. Love your recipe. But, especially the "read" down memory lane.

  4. The book was 10 cents at our local library sale :) Can you believe they were even selling it?

    Thanks for the kind comments ladies. I'll be making this dish many times as it was good and easy :)

  5. I cannot! I love these books! And wonderful that you now have it in your collection!


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