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Shrimp scampi

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Shrimp; Spaghetti
Category Seafood; Pasta
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Cook Method Boiling; Saut�ing
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Heart Healthy; High Protein


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • 2 pounds large shrimp (prawns), peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup shallots or green onions, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 

  • 2 tablespoons brandy or sherry, optional

  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

  • Ground black pepper, to taste

  • 4 tablespoons trans-free margarine 



  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), about 10-12 minutes, or according to the package directions.

  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque throughout, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.

  • Add the garlic and shallots to the saucepan and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the lemon juice, brandy or sherry (if desired), parsley, salt, and pepper. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the margarine and cooked shrimp. Toss to coat with the sauce.

  • Divide the pasta among warmed individual bowls. Top each serving with shrimp sauce and serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 335 cal

  • Total fat: 8g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g

  • Cholesterol: 233mg

  • Sodium: 405mg

  • Potassium: 401mg

  • Carbohydrate: 30g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 36g