Honestly, I am not a seafood person; I am more fond of eating beef, pork, chicken, or anything that’s thick meat and fatty. Well yes, I am guilty of eating unhealthy choices, but I always aim to eat a variety. Of course, I am conscious of my health as well, that’s why I make sure to include seafood on my weekly meal plan.
Though my confession speaks a lot of my unhealthy behaviors, I also can’t deny that Red Lobster shrimp scampi can amazingly change my seafood unlover self.
Seafoods are low in fat, rich in omega-3, and high in protein which makes it a good alternative from meat. Omega-3, the popular healthy fatty acids, is good for the heart. It prevents the elevation of blood pressure and reduces the inflammation. Furthermore, these little nutrients can boost your brain’s health.
And if you haven’t been eating seafoods lately, especially the kids, you must take note that dietitians recommend at least 8 ounces of seafood a week. Assess yourself if you have been eating enough. This is why I put seafood to meal plan. The number of fish in the sea is as plenty as the number of nutrients it contains.
- A great source of selenium, shrimps can aid in fighting cancer-causing free radicals because of its antioxidant properties.
- Moreover, it contains zinc, B3, and vitamin D. If you also have high cholesterol levels but you always can’t resist the allure of fat-containing food, then might just choose eating shrimps; they have relatively low cholesterol than other meats.
- Though expensive, lobsters are highly nutritious. Like shrimps, they contain selenium which helps in improving your immunity.
- Lobsters may have higher cholesterol content than shrimps, but they are still lower than meat and poultry. Steamed or grilled, lobster can satisfy your hungry stomach.
But despite how undeniably delicious it is to change a person, my one problem with it is the Lobster Shrimp’s high price! But that doesn’t stop me, of course, from getting what I want, especially that this is my favorite seafood recipe (one of my few seafood recipes).
I created this recipe which is a lot cheaper and just as tasty as the pricey ones. You will not just save money, but you’ll also get to experience the taste of Red Lobster shrimp as much as you like.
Red Lobsters complement with crusty bread and fettucine as side dish. I’m sure your family will always crave for it once you started to serve our favorite seafood recipe.
Every week, I create a meal plan for the family. I make sure that the three major food groups carbs, protein, and fruits and vegetables are included. Due to popular demand, I kind of prepare Red Lobster shrimp scampi more often each month.
- Just a tip: if you are going to buy shrimps, frozen ones are good but fresh ones are better of course. But because fresh shrimps are sometimes too expensive and rare to find, you can count frozen shrimps in. They are almost available throughout the year.
Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Aside from the taste and relatively cheap price, what’s also best about this is how incredibly easy and convenient to make. To prove me right, let us get started.
For this recipe, you are expected to yield 5. But it is still up to you how many you want. Just adjust the corresponding quantity per ingredient.
What We Need
- 2 lbs shrimp, medium-sized, peeled.
- 2 tbsp olive oil, pure.
- 3 tbsp garlic, finely chopped.
- 2 cups white wine.
- 1 extracted lemon juice, fresh.
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning.
- 1 1/2 cup butter, softened.
- 1 1/2 tbsp parsley.
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated.
What To Do
- To start, set a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat. Make sure that your pan is hot enough. You can check it by putting 2 drops of water onto the surface. Once you observed that the water sizzles, it is a sign that the pan is already hot.
- Pour the olive oil then cook the shrimps for about 5 minutes or when they appear pink. Remove the shrimps from the pan then set aside. Lower down the heat to medium.
- Next, incorporate the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the lemon juice and white wine. Continue cooking until the liquid diminished to half. Reduce the heat, drizzle the Italian seasoning and butter.
- Cook until the butter melts completely.
- Once melted, add the parsley to the pan followed by the shrimp.
- Combine them or marinade so the shrimp will be coated by the sauce. Cook on low heat and make sure that that the coat will be absorbed by the shrimp.
- Remove them from the pan and top with parmesan cheese.
- Serve hot with fettuccine, salad, or crust bread.
If you are a non-seafood fan, it doesn’t mean that you cannot dive to the tastefulness of seafoods. I am personally a witness of how good Red Lobster shrimp scampi is.
If you also share the same story, we are very pleased to hear it from you! Share with us your experiences or challenges while doing our special seafood recipe. Once you have tasted it, you’ll surely won’t enough of it!