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{May 2, 2010}   Better for You Scampi

Aloha! I already have a recipe for shrimp scampi but this one is pretty good. I made the other scampi recipe for my dad and everyone loved it. However, my dad is a bit of a “picky eater”. When I made it for him I made the recipe a lot healthier. Instead of using 7 tablespoons of butter, I used one. My dad likes very simple and plain food, so this recipe was great for him. Shrimp scampi is NOT a healthy meal, but I was able to make this one a LOT healthier by making some simple changes. When I was seasoning the shrimp, I realized there wasn’t a lot of shrimp, so I tossed in some frozen scallops, waited for them to thaw, and then cut them into chunks. It’s always nice to have a healthier way to make an Italian favorite, so if you want to make a healthy, yet delicious, SEAFOOD scampi, I strongly recommend this recipe.

Seafood Scampi

You Will Need:

– 1/2 lb shrimp (make sure the shells are off)

– 1/2 lb sea scallops

– 1/4 tsp garlic powder

– 1/4 tsp onion powder

– 1 tsp dried basil

– 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves

– 1/4 tsp dried dill (optional)

– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

– 1/4 cup chicken broth

– your favorite whole grain pasta (penne, linguine, or spaghetti) plus water

– 1 tsp granulated garlic

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Chop scallops (if using frozen make sure they are thawed out before you chop) into medium pieces. Place shrimp and scallops in a bowl together and toss with seasonings.

2. Bring water to a boil. Add in 1 tsp salt and a dash of olive oil. Pour about 1 1/2 cups of pasta in the water. Cook for about ten minutes, or until al dente. Drain.

3. In a large wok heat 1 tb olive oil. Add in garlic, shrimp, and scallops. Cook until the shrimp starts shrinking and scallops look done. Add in butter and chicken broth.

4. Bon appetito!


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