Skinny Shrimp Scampi

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SKINNY SHRIMP SCAMPI… The healthy Non-Pasta Dish!

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup white wine
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 medium zucchini, cut into noodles
Chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions:
Place a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil and heat it for 1 minute. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook them for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the shrimp to the pan and cook them, stirring as needed, until they are cooked throughout and pink on all sides, about 3 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and then using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a bowl, leaving any liquid in the pan.

Increase the heat to medium. Add the white wine and lemon juice to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, cooking the wine and lemon juice for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, garish with parsley and serve immediately

Eggplant Parmesan

Peel eggplant and slice 1/4 inch. Beat 3-4 egg whites and a few tablespoons of water. Season mixture. I used garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, extra basil. Dip eggplant slices into mixture and then coat both sides with Parmesan cheese. Spray pan with EVOO spray. Place eggplant on pan and sprinkle with additional seasoning and garlic powder. Spray EVOO again over the slices. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Flip and cook additional 10 minutes. Top with 1 cup marinara sauce. Place back in oven until sauce is hot.

The Shrimp and Grits Recipe

The Shrimp & Grits recipe

So many people have asked for this recipe but unfortunately there isn’t one. But here are the ingredients that you will need.

Hints:
*Sauté the shrimp in garlic EVOO
*Add milk or cream to grits
*Cook grits according to directions
*Trader Joe’s grits have lots of texture. Use less grits than directions call for
*Season the grits with Lawrys, white pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and vegetable seasoning while they are cooking (add as much cheese as you desire)
*Spread grits in a baking pan. I usually line with non-stick foil
*Let set for a few minutes until grits are stiff
*Top with shrimp, cheese, parsley and cayenne pepper
*Bake in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes
*Let dish set for 10 minutes
*Enjoy with Trader Joes’s croissants