April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day

My Shrimp Scampi
My Shrimp Scampi

Following the National calendar as I’ve begun to do, brings us to April 29; which is Shrimp Scampi day.

Looking up what scampi is brings us many definitions.  

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.

Webster lists scampi first being used in 1925 and lists it as “a dish of large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce : large shrimp that are often breaded and fried”

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.

If you come to follow me, you’ll learn most recipes are heavy on the onions and often the garlic as well. Onions and garlic are so very good for you, and I try to eat some every day. 

My version of Shrimp Scampi, 3 servings

  1. 330 grams spaghetti
  2. 14.2 grams butter
  3. 4.5 grams olive oil
  4. 1 large onion, chopped
  5. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  6. 24 small frozen shrimp, if using fresh, clean shrimp well
  7. .5 grams salt
  8. 6.4 grams black pepper
  9. 6.4 grams chili pepper flakes
  10. 1 lemon, squeezed
  11. 9.4 grams Knoor chicken stock
  12. 80 grams to 120 grams pasta water
  13. 120 grams frozen green peas
  14. 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.

According to Calorie Count:

46 g Carbs, 7.3 g fat, 24 g protien, 347 calaries per serving

Directions

 
– boil salted water and add pasta, cook according to instructions
saute onions and garlic in oil and butter
saute onions and garlic in oil and butter

heat oil in pan, add butter, onion and garlic. Heat until onions are translucent.

lemon and chopped parsley
lemon and chopped parsley

Add lemon, chicken stock and pasta water

Add salt, pepper and chili flakes.

Add salt and spices
Add salt and spices
Add shrimp
Add shrimp

Add frozen shrimp, heat 3 minutes. If using fresh shrimp, clean and cook about approx 2 minutes.

add peas
add peas

Half way through cooking shrimp add peas.

When pasta is el dente drain well and mix into shrimp mix.

Add Noodles
Add Noodles
Mix noodles and scampi sauce
Mix noodles and scampi sauce
 
On serving platter top with parsley 
My Shrimp Scampi
My Shrimp Scampi
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 24.1
  • 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

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