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Tag: seafood

Pasta with Shrimp and Peas

This is basically a lighter version of shrimp scampi. The lemon zest adds a fresh twist without becoming too overbearing. I like to use cooked shrimp tossing it in with the pasta and parsley. I do not have to worry about over cooked rubbery shrimp. […]

Glazed Salmon on Green and Orange Salad

Good Seasons used to make a nice make-it-yourself Asian salad dressing. Sadly I can never find the Asian flavor or Cesar at any of the grocery stores in the area. I used the dressing from an Asian spinach salad recipe and omitted the OJ. Source: […]

Shrimp Scampi

Sometimes there is nothing better than pasta tossed with a little butter and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Add shrimp sauteed in garlic sauce for a light comforting meal.

6 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tbsp butter, divided
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Prepare pasta according to taste.

Meanwhile, heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until almost pink, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter, lemon juice and broth to shrimp; saute about 2 minutes more.

Place cooked pasta in a large bowl and mix with the remaining 3 tablespoons butter, black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Add cooked shrimp to pasta and mix together. Top with parsley.

Roasted Salmon with Lemon Slices

Growing up, we never had salmon at our house. So, I never knew the fish existed until I attended a family reunion when I was a teenager. I had an Uncle who brought salmon he caught in Alaska. I have tried salmon prepared a variety […]