With minimal ingredients and time, you can make a yummy, homemade Shrimp-Scampi meal, with fat-burning impact.
High-protein, they cook quickly, and whole-wheat linguine supplies significantly more fiber than regular pasta.
Garlic and red-pepper flakes add heat and rev your metabolism.
First, I'd like to clear up the confusion on just "what is" Scampi.
It's actually a culinary name for a kind of small or baby lobster, also known as Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn or langoustine.
Langoustines or Norway lobsters are roughly the size of a large crayfish.
And fished from the silty bottom regions of the open Atlantic Ocean and parts of the Mediterranean.
The prized tail meat of the Norway lobster is closer in both taste and texture to lobster and crayfish rather than prawns or shrimp.
The name is often used loosely to describe a style of preparation typical for this baby lobster.
Scampi are delicate and need to be cooked or poached for just a few minutes.
When very fresh, they have a wonderful sweet flavor, which unfortunately is lost when they're frozen.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
9 oz. whole wheat linguine
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. Scampi, shelled tail meat
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. red-pepper flakes
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 c. dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 c. packed baby spinach leaves
1/4 c. finely chopped parsley
1/2 c. fresh grated Parmesan
1. Prepare pasta per package directions.
2. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat while pasta cooks.
Add scampi, garlic, and red-pepper flakes and cook until they start to turn pink, about 2 minutes.
3. Add in tomatoes, wine, lemon juice, and salt.
Cook until tomatoes start to soften, about 1 minute.
Add spinach and parsley and cook until spinach wilts, about 1 minute.
4. Drain the pasta and add to pan.
Toss to coat and serve sprinkled with cheese.
38 g. protein,
50 g. carbs,
11 g. fiber,
12.5 g. fat,
3 g. saturated fat,
665 mg. sodium
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