Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Hi Everyone,

Every Thursday the cafe in my work building  have a special, which is Chicken Alfredo with Bacon.  I took a sample of it and it is the creamiest alfredo I have ever had.  It has to be super duper high in calories because I could actually taste the heavy cream in it.  My Husband just loves it!  So as a treat I will buy it for my him so I can have a fend for yourself night.  Well this past week, they didn’t have it, talk about a disappointment!  So that evening I made my Husband one of his favorite pasta dishes which is Shrimp Scampi.

Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

 

I don’t make shrimp scampi to often or pasta in fact, but after having this dish I realized how much I miss it.  It’s buttery, light and has a wonderful light taste of lemon.  Plus it’s pretty guilt-free!  Get this, did you know that Olive Gardens Shrimp Pasta is 1300 calories!!!  Plus 93 carbs and ready for this?  80 grams of fat!  80!!  What the F?  My dish is a for sure a win, win and comes in at 359 calories.  I am so glad my Husband loved it!  I need to give him pasta dishes he loves because he has been bugging me to go to Olive Garden and I turn him down every time.  Going there is to scary for me!  My favorite dish is the Capellini Pomodoro.  Thank goodness that is only 490 calories!  I guess if one day he talks me into it, I’ll get that!

Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

What is also nice about this dish is that it comes together rather quickly.  I love a dinner with all of this flavor that takes under 30 minutes to make.  For the shrimp I used uncooked shrimp because I think that works best to cook, that way it’s warm and not chewy, but cooked to perfection.  I actually really enjoy cooking shrimp for some odd reason.  I think because it cooks quickly and it has a pretty pink color.  I’m so girly!

Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

 

For the pasta, since my Husband hates wheat pasta I used Trader Joe’s High Fiber Spaghetti.  I love their spaghetti!  It’s not only healthier for you but it also fills you up.  For some reason when I have regular pasta, I’m always hungry a short time after.  I think it has to do with the glycemic index.  Did you know the softer and longer you cook the pasta the higher the glycemic index is?  Crazy!

Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

 

Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 oz pasta and 4 oz of shrimp

Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Light buttery pasta topped with lemon infused shrimp and Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  1. 8 oz spaghetti (I used High Fiber pasta)
  2. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 2 tbsp. butter, divided
  4. 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  5. 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  6. 1 lbs. shrimp, uncooked, devained
  7. zest from one lemon
  8. juice from one lemon
  9. 2 tbsp. scallions
  10. 4 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to manufacturers directions. When you put the pasta in the boiling water, start the next step of the recipe.
  2. In a large skillet add olive oil, 1 tablespoon of butter, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until butter is melted, add the shrimp. Cook shrimp until no longer pink, stirring constantly.
  3. Once shrimp is cooked add lemon zest, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of butter. Stir, until combined, once butter is melted add scallions and cooked pasta. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Notes

Calories per serving: 359.6, Fat: 11, Cholesterol: 19, Sodium: 654, Potassium: 30, Carbs 37, Fiber: 6.1, Sugar: 2.3, Protein: 26.3

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Lemon Infused Shrimp Scampi Pasta

I know summer is getting close to an end, but come on, get this, the kids started school already where I live.  I was in Target and it was packed with kids and parents and I was wondering what was going on, and now I know.  What happened to the days when school started after Labor Day?  Gosh, poor kids, summer is only just half over, right?  Now not all schools started this week, but the one near me did.  How stinky!!  When do your kids go back to school?

Well my Friends, I’m going to make this short today.  I am just exhausted!  I don’t know what it is, but I haven’t been sleeping too well this week.  Hope that passes soon!  I would just love a good night sleep!

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Comments

  1. It always disturbs me a little when i can actually taste the cream in pasta dishes. I’d much rather have your lighter version!
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  2. I love shrimp scampi but really don’t make it often. You’re making me crave it!!
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  3. This sounds simple and sooooo delicious, not really a shrimp fan, but I would try this with chicken too! Maybe add some veggies too! Lemon and butter = YUM! Nice photography on this one too! SO pretty!
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  4. While I love a good rich, decadent alfredo this is much better for regular weeknight meals! We make something similar with chicken and it’s my kids’ favourite – I’m still working them around to shrimp :) Lovely photos too!
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  5. What a gorgeous dish Jennifer, this looks amazing! :)
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  6. Shrimp Scampi is one of my all time favorites! Love this recipe!

  7. This looks just scrumptious, a perfect summer meal for sure. It almost seems to good to be true at less than 400 calories, I’m such a sucker for shrimp scampi, YUM!
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  8. I love king prawns! My favourite spaghetti is brown rice spaghetti, I agree with your husband and don’t like the wheat stuff either! Sleep well!
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  9. Mmmm, love any way to get shrimp to my mouth! :) Have a great weekend!

  10. This sounds like a great recipe. Someone said they’d try it with chicken, and I think I’d have to do it that way, too, as my husband only likes breaded deep-fried shrimp. Hope you start getting better sleep – I’ve been having problems with sleep lately, too, so I know how bad it can be.

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