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Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi



Scampi is the Italian word for “prawn.”  It’s also the name for an Italian-American dish called Shrimp Scampi, referring to shrimp that has been cooked in garlic butter or oil, plus a splash of wine.  It’s topped over pasta, which soaks up the delicious sauce.  




This is a lighter version that is every bit as good, substituting chicken stock and lemon juice for wine, and cutting out the butter and back on the oil. 



If you keep a bag of shrimp in the freezer, and broccoli as well, like I do; then, you have the ingredients on-hand for a quick dish for dinner to go along with a green salad and hot garlic bread!


Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi

Ingredients: 
8 ounces thin spaghetti
12 ounces broccoli florets
Cooking spray
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method:

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
Add broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain well.
Heat large skillet over high heat and coat pan with cooking spray.
Add shrimp, cook 2 minutes on each side; remove from pan.
Heat butter and oil in pan over medium-low heat.
Add garlic, sauté 1 minute.
Add stock, bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl.
Stir cornstarch mixture into stock mixture, cook 1 minute.
Stir in shrimp, pasta mixture, parsley, juice, salt and pepper.
Cook 1 minute, tossing to coat.
Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Serves 4 

ENJOY!







Comments

  1. I always have frozen shrimp in the freezer! So I have no excuses for not making this, do I? Really like how you've lightened up this classic dish -- good job. Thanks so much.

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    1. You're good to go, John! thanks for the visit!

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  2. Pam, This is my kind of meal..even though it's the light version! Love shrimp, garlic and broccoli... I'll probably add a few hot pepper flakes for some heat too. Thanks for the recipe. Fits our current diet plans. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Glad you like it!

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  3. Mr. Ken would love this! Now if he could
    eat it. He is allergic to shellfish.

    We will be in Illinois this weekend for a graduation.
    Headed to Scott AFB to stay with friends. See my current
    post.

    M : )

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    1. Melinda, too bad about the shellfish, my brother had the same problem. Have a great time visiting here!

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  4. Dear Pam,
    Great go to recipe. I always keep frozen shrimp on hand, you just never know when the mood will hit to make something with shrimp. This dish looks and sounds delish! I love shrimp scampi and the broccoli just adds to a lovely dish to serve for friend or just you and your hubby. Thanks for sharing...Have a good week...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! Shrimp makes for a good easy meal when you have it on hand and don't know what to serve on the spur of the moment. Have a good weekend!

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  5. How delicious, Pam! Love shrimp scampi, and broccoli pairs with it very well! xo

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    1. Nellie, thanks! The broccoli is a perfect match! xo

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  6. Hi Pam! I'm a huge fan of Shrimp Scampi and I like how you have made it more heathy with the addition of broccoli and reducing calorie laden oil. Looks great!

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    1. Hi Calli! Thanks so much! This shrimp dish is really good and I hope you give it a go!

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  7. Yummy! I like shrimp..haven't had it for a long time :)

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    1. Thanks, Medeja! If you like shrimp and broccoli, you'll like this I think! :)

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  8. Oooooo .....when I saw the picture of this food....I knew I had to investigate further. Shrimp (my fav) and broccoli. Wow...the Best of the Best.
    thanks for sharing this one!

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    1. Thanks, Shug! Have a great day!

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  9. Oh yum! This looks so good! Shrimp scampi pasta is one of my favourites, and with my favourite veggie, broccoli, I could finish a big plateful! Looks really delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Shrimp scampi is one my faves too!

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  10. Yummy! It attracts me to eat now...

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  11. Simply damn delicious pasta!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  12. Love this dish. It looks and sounds delicious:) Thanks for posting and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Geraldine! It's perfect for a quick meal. Hoping you're having a great weekend!

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  13. ummm ummm... you are making me hungry and it's not even 8am! Now at least I have an idea of what to make for dinner tonight. : )

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! I know exactly what you mean; been there, done that! Take care.

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  14. Your lighter version sounds just as good as the original!

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  15. one of my favorites and I love that their in broccoli in this one!

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