Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Healthy Meal of the Week

Hi all!  It’s Tuesday evening which means it’s time for the “Healthy Meal of the Week”.  This week’s meal is from  It’s “Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi”.  I thought it was pretty good but Scarlett didn’t seem to like it very much.  I would say it’s probably not very kid friendly.  Anyway, check it out below!


1 cup cooked orzo
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
½ teaspoon salt, divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 ½ pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon black pepper


1.  Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.  Drain.  Place orzo in a medium bowl.  Stir in parsley and ¼ teaspoon salt; cover and keep warm.

2.  While orzo cooks, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle shrimp with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.  Add half of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done.  Transfer shrimp to a plate.  Melt 1 teaspoon butter in pan.  Add remaining shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done.  Transfer to plate.

3.  Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in pan.  Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.  Stir in shrimp, juice and pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp is done.

David Bonom, Cooking Light
March 2009

Serves 4 (serving size:  ½ cup orzo mixture and about 7 shrimp)

Nutritional information:  403 calories; 10.4g total fat (4.8g saturated fat; 2.2g mono.; 1.4g poly); 40.1g protein; 34.7g carbohydrates; 1.7g fiber; 276mg cholesterol; 4.3mg iron; 549mg sodium; 97mg calcium


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