Sunday, March 15, 2015

Low Calorie Simple Shrimp Scampi

This recipe is one of those wonder recipes where you are just scratching your head? I mean it tastes SINFUL. But it is not. Comparable to the calories and protein in a 6 oz portion of chicken breast. Yep. My husband loves the shrimp scampi at Red Lobster and he is a BIG fan. So are the kidlets!

Read on.

Low Calorie Simple Shrimp Scampi

Serves 6

  • 2.00 lbs, Shrimp (I buy raw, frozen shrimp, but you can use fresh)
  • 4.00 tbsp margarine or butter (I used Blue Bonnet Margarine sticks, half a stick)
  • 1.00 tbsp, Lemon Pepper seasoning
  • 1.00 lemon yields, Lemon juice - Raw
  • 0.50 tsp, Red Pepper Flake (cut amount in half if you do not like a touch of spice)
  • 4.00 tbsp, Cheese - Parmesan, grated
In a large sautee pan or wok, preheat over medium heat. Add shrimp, butter, lemon pepper, lemon juice, and red pepper flake. I leave the lemon rind in the mixture too for flavor. Sautee until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Add the parmesan cheese and serve!

I like to serve mine alongside some stir fried vegetables (and some steamed brown rice for the hubby and kids!)

Nutritional Stats per serving

calories 157

Total Fat 6g

Total Carbohydrate 1g

Protein 24g