Low Carb Shrimp Scampi is plated with asparagus to replace the noodles. Additionally plated with broccoli, zucchini, and carrots to have a well round healthy meal. Recently, my son has decided to go on a low carb diet or as I call it a healthy lifestyle change. This will help him get more vegetables and fruit which were otherwise not in his common diet.
Hence, I don’t think diets are the best thing in the world when trying to get healthy. Healthy lifestyle changes are a better option. Working out, eating healthy, and maintaining a proper diet with nutrition you need is what will help a person. Quick diets trends tend to fail.
Instead of jumping on the latest fad look for foods or meals that will work well for you. My advice to him was to find things he likes to eat naturally. Things like shrimp scampi or chicken marsala the noodles can easily be replaced with vegetables. A side dish of fruit is fantastic too.
Meals and meal prep should take forever either. With someone like my son who works along with classes and work out times food needs to be easy. That being said, this Low Carb Shrimp Scampi is perfect for that. Just pop the asparagus in the digital oven for 10 minutes and sauce the rest in under another 10 to 15 minutes.
WHAT KIND OF SHRIMP AND PEELING:
The longest part of working with this dish is the peeling of the shrimp. We like to peel the shrimp first before starting the asparagus. The shrimp sis 16/20 shrimp raw and usually not farm fresh if we can find it that way. Once the shrimp has been peel make sure to wash it off well.
As for the wine we used a pinot grigio but any white wine will do in this scampi. Furthermore, if you would like to change up the vegetables that can definitely be done. Some people love mushrooms or yellow summer squash. For the butter we do use unsalted then add the amount of salt we would like into the dish.
I find that sometimes butter sauce can be overly salty so when in doubt use unsalted butter then add the salt that to the desired taste. The vegetables literally take minutes to prep and cook for an easy weeknight dinner. Low carb meals are perfect for prep on Sunday and can be placed in containers to freeze for the week.
Some other great shrimp recipe to try is this Jacked Up Cajun Shrimp over at This Ole Mom. We love to make this one also. Man, does it sure have some flavor!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 pound 16/20 medium raw shrimp; peeled and de-veined
- 2 tablespoons garlic; minced
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup white wine; pinot grigio
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice; freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1lb bundle asparagus;
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1/2 carrots; y-peeled
- 1 cup zucchini; peeled and half mooned
- Place parchment paper on baking sheet. Wash asparagus and place on parchment paper. Top with salt and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Peel and de-vein shrimp. Wash shrimp and set aside. Wash broccoli and cut into smaller sections. Peel zucchini and quarter then cut into half moons. Then peel the carrot with a y peeler to make long strips.
- Turn pot to medium heat. Add garlic, vegetable stock, white wine, and butter. Add broccoli and saute for 2 minutes. Add in shrimp and zucchini. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes until shrimp is cooked and pink. Broccoli should be tender. At the 5 minute marker add zucchini and carrots.
- Top with salt and pepper.
- Remove asparagus from the oven and plate. Then plate the rest of the shrimp scampi over the top,
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 1165mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
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