Following the National calendar as I’ve begun to do, brings us to April 29; which is Shrimp Scampi day.
In Italian scampi is plural for scampo which is a prawn or European lobster.
So, to me, the title Shrimp Scampi is like a bi language title between English and Italian.
Wikipedia goes on to say the Americanized version makes scampi be a process of poaching crustaceans in a wine sauce.
I didn’t really see any recipes with fried shrimp. Perhaps I just didn’t notice those since it doesn’t sound good, to me, that way.
How i usually cook is: I decide what I feel like making, look up many, many recipes, read their comments and finally decide on my very own version. It doesn’t always turn out, but is always a learning experience.
My version of Shrimp Scampi, 3 servings
- 330 grams spaghetti
- 14.2 grams butter
- 4.5 grams olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 24 small frozen shrimp, if using fresh, clean shrimp well
- .5 grams salt
- 6.4 grams black pepper
- 6.4 grams chili pepper flakes
- 1 lemon, squeezed
- 9.4 grams Knoor chicken stock
- 80 grams to 120 grams pasta water
- 120 grams frozen green peas
- 30 grams chopped parsley
Many recipes called for parmesan cheese, but at the last minute I decided I didn’t want to add it. You may want to.
46 g Carbs, 7.3 g fat, 24 g protien, 347 calaries per serving
heat oil in pan, add butter, onion and garlic. Heat until onions are translucent.
Add lemon, chicken stock and pasta water
Add salt, pepper and chili flakes.
Add frozen shrimp, heat 3 minutes. If using fresh shrimp, clean and cook about approx 2 minutes.
Half way through cooking shrimp add peas.
When pasta is el dente drain well and mix into shrimp mix.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
- Calories 347
- Calories from Fat 67
- Total Fat 7.4g
- Saturated Fat 3.1g
- Cholesterol 233mg
- Sodium 841mg
- Potassium 233mg
- Carbohydrates 46.0g
- Dietary Fiber 6.9g
- Sugars 4.0g
- Protein 24.1g
- BASED ON 2000 CALORIES
- Vitamin A 38%
- Vitamin C 81%
- Calcium 6%
- Iron 20%
- GOOD POINTS
- High in selenium
- High in vitamin A
- Very high in vitamin C
- BAD POINTS
- Very high in cholesterol
Tasty meal you wouldn’t want to eat that often if you’re watching your cholesterol, but as a treat it would be okay now and then.
I usually would be using whole wheat pasta, but some sales are too good to pass on. Also, most recipes called for white wine, I substituted chicken stock instead. I rarely have wine in the house, and it also saves around 100 calories per serving.
Peas aren’t usually in it, I added them for some extra veggies.
I’d love to hear your opinion