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In The Kitchen #2: Shrimp Scampi – a healthy dinner recipe

By American Food Quest On

Shrimp and garlic goes together like no other combination! This healthy dinner recipe makes a great appetizer or side dish. It’s one of my favorites because it takes very little time to make. This is a twist on the classic scampi…only much more HAPPY!

Happy Diabetic Shrimp Scampi
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 4
 

Shrimp and garlic goes together like no other combination! This recipe makes a great appetizer or side dish. It’s one of my favorites because it takes very little time to make. This is a twist on the classic scampi…only much more HAPPY!
Ingredients
  • 1 large tomato (4 slices)
  • 2 oz Feta cheese
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh basil
  • 4 T virgin olive oil
  • Dash cracked pepper
  • 1 lb large fresh or cooked shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh lime

Instructions
  1. Wash and slice tomatoes crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices. Arrange 4 slices on a large salad plate. Sprinkle the Feta cheese on top each tomato. Cut fresh basil leaves into strips and top sliced tomato with basil. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the garlic and the shrimp and cook until done. If you are using cooked shrimp it should take about 3 minutes. If you are using raw shrimp it should take about 5-6 minutes. Place the cooked shrimp on the tomatoes and drizzle the garlic and olive oil mixture over the cheese and shrimp. Add a dash of pepper and a squeeze of fresh lime Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Calories: 215 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 13g

 

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