Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Prep/Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

8 ounces uncooked linguine
2 small garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 pound large cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute the garlic in butter and oil until golden brown. Stir in the lemon juice, Italian seasoning and shrimp; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with shrimp mixture.

Tips and Tricks
This recipe can be easily cut down to make one serving. To add some extra spice, steam the shrimp in a mixture of Old Bay and vinegar before adding to the butter mixture.
Make It Healthier
Use whole wheat pasta. Use trans-fat free spread. Since this dish uses a lot of butter, serve with light side dishes, such as salad.
How Kids Can Help
Measure ingredients. Use garlic press to mince garlic. Older kids can peel the shrimp.

Nutrition Facts
one servings equals 464 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 193 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein

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