Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lightened-Up Shrimp Scampi #SundaySupper

Lightened-Up Shrimp Scampi 
A small part of me still misses having my kids at home. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are healthy, happy and thriving because that’s what you want your kids to do. They are at the age now where they have their own kids and responsibilities. My role for the last 12 years has been to love and enjoy my grand kids; and what fun we have. I see my daughter and daughter-in-law handle their children, their households and careers with such grace and determination, I am so proud.

Today we are celebrating Mother’s Day at the #SundaySupper club. Our Tastemakers are bringing you their favorite special Mother’s Day meal that they would like to be served. When I think back to what my mom would like and then “my daughters,” and myself; my Lightened-Up Shrimp Scampi would be the “one” meal. Some of the recipes on-line actually used one to two sticks of butter, I used one tablespoon along with a little olive oil and this was delicious.

This week the host of the #SundaySupper Movement group is Amy from,  "MyWorldSimplified", thank you Amy! Today’s event is all about making a special meal for “Mom”.

Happy Mother's Day!


yield: 3 to 4print recipe

Lightened-Up Shrimp Scampi

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ pound spaghetti, or your pasta of choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10-12 large shrimp, cleaned and deveined about 1 pound
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄3 cup dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook the pasta per package instructions, making sure to season the water with sea salt. Retain 1 cup of the pasta water for the sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, sauté 1 minute, add garlic, sauté 1 minute.
  3. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper, bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cook another minute or so until shrimp are done.
  4. Remove from heat, add pasta and half the water. Gently toss, Add parsley and lemon juice, toss well to coat. (add more pasta water if needed).Garnish with Parmesan cheese and a light drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

46 comments:

  1. Happy mothers day Cheri. This scampi dish looks like the perfect meal for a special day.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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  2. Those shrimps are so succulent! A great meal for the weekend, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Angie, my husband sauteed these and he always does a great job.

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  3. A cup of butter??? Yikes! I like your lightened up version much better---you definitely didn't lighten up the flavor! Happy Mother's Day, my friend!!

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  4. Happy Mother's Day, Cheri! It's so nice you are close with your kids and grandkids. I have loved shrimp scampi for as long as I can remember and this healthy version is so up my alley.

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    1. Thanks Laura, it's one of my favorites too!

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  5. This shrimp pasta looks delicious, I wish somebody would make that for me.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, hope you have a great week.

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  6. Happy Mothers Day Cheri, what a beautiful and absolutely delicious dish. I do love Shrimp Scampi, hope that you have had a wonderful day!

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  7. Sounds good, especially without cheese (we're 75% Italian here, which means no cheese with seafood). As well, what did you scatter around the shrimp in your photos? Everything looks awesome!

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    1. Hi Sarah, that is parsley. Appreciate you stopping by;)

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  8. Beautiful sentiments stated like a fantabulous mother...Trust you are proud of this gorgeous shrimp scampi =) P.s. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Kim, hope you are having a great week.

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  9. This is just perfect for a light early summer meal.

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  10. This is the perfect meal Cheri! Hope you enjoyed your day. We had a nice low key day and I got to see our two kids and three grandchildren, and I didn't have to feed them all! Woohoo - good day :)

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    1. haha! i know exactly what you mean Tricia, glad you had a great day;)

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  11. It sounds like you did a great job raising your kids...you should be very proud. Hope you had a great Mother's Day! And I do love lightening up decadent, delicious dishes like this one. Right up my alley. Could we go back for seconds and thirds? My hubby and I are volume eaters. : )

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    1. Haha! I like the phrase volume eaters....I can be too with certain foods.

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  12. Happy Mother's Day. Those look yum.

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    1. Thanks Ivy! Hey i think I found wild garlic close to where we walk

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  13. I used to make a linguini in clam sauce that had a cup of butter. Luckily I was young enough to get away with that then! Your scampi is much better--and would please everyone in my family too!

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  14. Love this lightened up version, but then I love all versions of this delectable dish!

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  15. Wow, Cheri....those shrimp look amazing! And I love your lightened up version here. No guilt, just flavor! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

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    1. Thanks Anne! i did. Appreciate you stopping by.

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  16. Looks like the perfect dinner. Yum.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Cheri:

    Your shrimp looks wonderful.

    I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day.

    D

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    1. Hi Dena, thanks, hope you had a great day too. Take care!

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  18. This looks delicious, I'm glad I've found your blog! Your recipes are very cool :)

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  19. I love how you lightened this classic dish up! Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite seafood dishes and I'll definitely be making this healthier version, Cheri :)

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    1. Thanks Marcelle!it's one of my favorites too!

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  20. You know, Cheri, aside from the fact that I can't eat garlic, shrimp scampi never really appealed to me because of all the fat! Love your light version and I can definitely omit the garlic and use shallots!

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    1. Hi David, when my stomach is bothering me I can't eat garlic either and I actually love it. Shallots always work......take care, heard the weather is crazy good today in Tucson.

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  21. I would love to be served shrimp scampi any time! It's one of my favorite 'special' meals. Love your 'lightened' version, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it's one of my favorites too!

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  22. Shrimp scampi are my favourite! This is an awesome recipe, Cheri!

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  23. This sounds tasty! And shrimp seems to be the one seafood I can make without issues!
    Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day :)

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