Sunday, December 4, 2011

Slightly Creamy Shrimp Scampi

This is a quick and easy recipe for shrimp scampi that will impress your guests!
Olive oil
1/2 a yellow onion
1/2 bag of frozen shrimp or 1/2 lb uncooked shrimp
1 cup of peas (frozen, canned, or fresh)
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp smart balance
1/4 cup Lactaid cream
1. Cover the bottom of a saute pan with olive oil and add butter alternative, garlic, and onion. Turn on low heat and let the ingredients mix together and the onions soften. About 10-12 minutes.

2. Add Lactaid cream. This gives the scampi sauce a very light creamy texture and taste.
3. Increase heat to medium and add shrimp and cook until pink and warm through. Add peas a few minutes after shrimp as started to cook and become soft.
4. Mix with pasta of choice. Use about 1/2 a package and cook to desired softness while making the scampi sauce.

Yields 4-5 servings.

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