Shrimp Scampi with Wilted Spinach

Shrimp Scampi with Wilted Spinach
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A classic dish perfect for using frozen shrimp.

Ingredients

For the shrimp

  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 3  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • garlic cloves, silvered
  • 1  Pinch of  kosher salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1  Pound  large frozen, uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2  Cup  white wine
  • 4  Cups  fresh baby spinach
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped flat leaf parsley

Directions

For the shrimp

Heat a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the olive oil and butter.

Once the butter melts, foams up, and subsides, add the garlic, a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes.

Sauté for a minute, or until you see the edges of some of the garlic just beginning to brown.

As soon as the garlic begins to brown, add the shrimp to the pan. Add white wine and stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and let the wine boil vigorously for 1-2 minutes.  

Right before serving, add spinach to the pan and stir until spinach is just wilted. Also delicious served over angel hair pasta.

Top with lemon juice and garnish with parsley. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
128mg
43%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
45g
98%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
52µg
58%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
127mg
30%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
51µg
2%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
88mg
28%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
497mg
71%
Selenium, Se
55µg
100%
Sodium, Na
167mg
11%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
275g
10%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Shrimp Scampi Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Shrimp Scampi Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.