Skinny Shrimp Scampi

recipe

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

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The Lowry. Burgers. Whiskey. Oysters. Eggs.

They call themselves an Urban Diner which is fitting because they are located in Uptown on 21st and Hennepin Ave. A very cozy atmosphere with a menu to match. What I adore about this spot is the menu. It is “shi shi poo poo” which means extra fancy words are used on the menu to describe basic food. Right up my alley! Usually shi shi poo poo entrees are full of flavor but are lacking portion size. Nope not at The Lowry.
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Menu:
Chicken
skin-on, green top carrots, mashed potato, arugula, pan jus 14
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Say No to Leftovers

After the very long Thanksgiving weekend; it’s time to get back on track and put some clean food into my system. The best way is always to prepare meals at home but if you are busy and on the go; Macys downtown Minneapolis has the freshest vegetable selection for a low calorie meal.

What’s on your lunch menu today?

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