NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY

TL 4-29 NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY

There is a scene in “Forrest Gump” where Bubba starts spouting off all the different ways to fix shrimp.  It’s too funny!  That scene is on You Tube if you want to go there to watch it.  If you have never seen the movie, then – number one, you need to, and number two, you must be hiding out under a rock somewhere.  Tonight I will be celebrating NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY with this movie!

Since I was born and raised right smack dab in the middle of the United States, I am not at all familiar with anything having to do with the ocean.  I’ve never even seen the ocean, to be perfectly honest.  That is something that is definitely on my “bucket list”.  One of these days, I’m going to leave Kansas and go look at the ocean.  Which one?  I don’t know – but I’m determined to see a large body of water at some point before I kick the bucket!

So – I wondered what “scampi” meant.  It is a Venetian term which refers to shrimp cooked in garlic, butter, lemon juice and white wine, commonly listed on menus as “shrimp scampi”.

This is a recipe from an Italian cook especially for diabetics.

Diabetic Shrimp Scampi (serves 4)

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
11-15 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat butter and oil in large non-stick skillet over high heat.  When butter starts to brown, add garlic.  Lower heat; cook 1 minute, stirring to prevent garlic from overbrowning.

Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.  Stir in bread crumbs and parsley.  Serve immediately.

Calories:  110
Calories from Fat:  87
Fat 9.7g
Saturated Fat 2.7
Cholesterol 7.8mg
Sugars 0.3g
Sodium 351.5mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.0g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
Protein 0.5g

Fix the scampi, pop in the DVD and enjoy your evening!  Wink!  😉