Healthy Shrimp Scampi

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Healthy Shrimp Scampi

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Recipe by Nick Polegato Course: Main, Dinner, Lunch, Meal PrepCuisine: Mediterranean


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Take your classic shrimp scampi and make a healthier version. I like to serve with some crusty bread.

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  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3⁄4 cups shallot (minced)

  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 1⁄2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 lemon (zest & juice)

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • chili flakes

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Parsley for topping (optional)


  • Pat shrimp dry and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet or cutting board.
  • In a small bowl, combine baking powder and salt. Coat each shrimp in the mixture. Let them rest for 15-30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add shrimp and cook each side for 1 minute, or until they turn pink throughout. Remove from pan.
  • Sauté onions in the same pan for 2 minutes. Add garlic and stir continuously for 30 seconds.
  • Add butter, lemon juice, zest, and chili flakes. Once the butter is melted, add in chicken stock. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cook off half of the stock.
  • Return the shrimp to the pan, and toss to coat. Remove from heat.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of parsley on top.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size1 g


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12g 19%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
      • Sugars 5g
    • Protein 26g 52%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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