Weeknight & Light: Shrimp Scampi

IMG_3640 (2) Getting bored of chicken and cheeseburgers? Me too. With little ones, home-cooked meals often take the back-burner after a long day of mom-ing. That’s why it’s advantageous if you can pre-plan some quick and light weeknight dinner meals ahead of time to ensure you and your family are eating well. Here’s a Shrimp Scampi recipe that costs next to nothing AND is super manageable even with limited time. Not to mention, it’s absolutely delicious and adds some seafood into your mix. INGREDIENTS: 

  • Frozen, peeled & deveined, medium raw shrimp
  • Wheat angel hair pasta
  • EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil)
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Organic cherry tomatoes
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  • If your shrimp is not thawed out, run cold water over your serving to get rid of ice crystals and spread apart
  • Boil water and add your wheat pasta
  • While pasta is cooking, add your shrimp and cherry tomatoes to olive oil and minced garlic over medium heat for 3-5 minutes
  • Add salt, pepper and chopped basil to shrimp mixture to taste
  • Add 1 TBSP of EVOO to cooked wheat pasta with a little pepper
  • Serve shrimp mix over pasta with a dash of parmesan cheese
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