Having a newborn, I have discovered, means meal preparation time has to be quick or you won’t get to sit down to eat it. This delicious but simple shrimp scampi recipe hits the spot while being low on cleanup and prep time. Whether you had a long day at work or have to sneak a meal between baby naps, I guarantee you’ll like this shrimp scampi. Oh, and it’s adapted from a weight watchers recipe. Bonus points for that.
Simple Shrimp Scampi
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 4 medium garlic clove(s), minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 pound(s) shrimp, medium, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup(s) wine, dry white or vermouth
- 1 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth, fat-free
- 1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
- 8 oz uncooked linguini, cooked and kept hot
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
- 1/4 cup(s) parsley, fresh, chopped
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add oregano and stir to coat. Add shrimp and sauté until bright pink, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add wine and simmer about 1 minute.
- Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth and whisk until blended. Add mixture to skillet and simmer 2 minutes, until sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Transfer cooked linguini to four individual shallow bowls and spoon shrimp and sauce over top; sprinkle with parsley. Yields about 1 1/3 cups of pasta, 1/2 cup of sauce and 3 ounces of shrimp per serving.
1. Here are the ingredients you’ll need. Note the picture shows dried parsley and oregano. That is what the recipe calls for, but we used fresh herbs which really made thing so much fresher!
2. Sauté crushed garlic in Olive Oil about 1 minute. Mmm… Smell’s great!
3. Next add Oregano and stir. We just grabbed a bunch of fresh oregano, ripped it by hand, and tossed it in.
4. Dissolve your cornstarch in chicken broth.
5. Toss your shrimp into the pan…
6. Sauté shrimp until pink.
7. Add white wine and simmer until bubbling.
8. Add the broth corn starch mixture to thicken everything up.
9. When the broth is bubbling, everything is done.
10. Toss in your pasta of choice and mix. We’ve used Angel Hair in the past but prefer a noddle that will better hold the delicious sauce.
11. Serve and enjoy (before that baby wakes up!)