Recipe: Healthy Shrimp Scampi
July 9, 2021
Do you love the delicious taste of shrimp scampi? We’re sure you do! After all, it’s one of America’s favorite recipes!
However, just because you love shrimp scampi doesn’t mean you don’t want to eat healthier. Whether you’re trying out a keto diet or just want to lose a few pounds, more and more people are trying to eat healthier, especially in a post-COVID-19 world. So if you want to enjoy the mouthwatering flavor of shrimp scampi without all of the calories, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered with our recipe for Healthy Shrimp Scampi!
The two key differences between this recipe and your standard shrimp scampi are the grass-fed butter and Palmini noodles, both of which go a long way toward making this recipe healthier to eat.
Grass-fed butter is butter that comes from the milk of cows that only eat a high-grass diet. This means the butter has a potentially stronger nutritional profile and health benefits. One of the said benefits is it contains more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than regular butter. Grass-fed butter is also a good source of vitamin A and the antioxidant beta carotene. It also has a higher proportion of healthy, unsaturated fats and CLA than regular butter. What’s more, it provides vitamin K2, a form of vitamin K that plays an important role in your bone and heart health. These vitamins go hand-in-hand with the variety of vitamins found in wild-caught American shrimp!
Palmini is a type of pasta made from hearts of palm, a vegetable harvested from the insides of palm trees. It is a low carbohydrate alternative to pasta, which is normally a high carbohydrate dish. When properly rinsed and prepared, it tastes just like traditional pasta, all while boasting only 20 calories and four grams of carbohydrates per serving!
With all of that in mind, here’s the recipe!
HEALTHY SHRIMP SCAMPI
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup dry white wine
- ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound large or extra-large wild-caught American shrimp, shelled and deveined
- ⅓ cup chopped parsley
- Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon
- Red paper flakes (optional)
- Palmini linguini
- In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let the wine reduce by half, about 2 minutes.
- Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice.
- Drain Palmini and rinse with plenty of water. Mix in with scampi pan over medium heat. For a softer texture add drained Palmini to boiling water for 5-10 minutes or until desired texture is achieved before mixing with the scampi.
- Add salt to taste and serve!
We hope you enjoy this tasty recipe for Healthy Shrimp Scampi! For more mouthwatering recipes, visit our Recipes page! To order delicious wild-caught American shrimp for yourself or your business, CLICK HERE!
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