Healthy Shrimp Scampi

Like most shrimp recipes, shrimp scampi is ready fast, and the flavor combination – garlic, white wine and lemon juice – is incredibly fresh and flavorful. Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite weeknight dinners, and my favorite way to prepare shrimp.


Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1½ pounds large (16-20 count) shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional, for a thicker sauce; use organic to avoid GMOs)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, one minute.
  2. Add the shrimp, the wine (if using the cornstarch, whisk it into the wine before adding to the skillet) and the salt. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until shrimp are pink and opaque, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in the lemon juice, parsley and black pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. To serve, spoon the shrimp and the sauce over a bed of fresh spinach (the warm sauce will render it perfectly wilted), over cauliflower rice or over cooked rice.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 258; Fat: 10g; Carbohydrates: 3g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 534mg;Fiber: 0g; Protein: 35g

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