Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shrimp Scampy

So today was my 2nd day on the special K challenge and it went really well!!  I enjoy the special K foods, from their protein shakes to their cereal so that makes all of this easier.  Other than that it was a beautiful day here in Colorado!  It was 50* out and the sun shinned all day long!  I twas awesome!!  tomorrow is suppose to be even warmer at 57*!  WOO haha.  With the warmer weather I went out and did my barn work, but there was more to do because things were starting to thaw out.  So my arms are nice and worn out, and I might be feeling it in my back tomorrow.  Oh well!  It was good exercise haha.
So for dinner tonight I decided to do a shrimp scampy and oh man it was sooooooooooo good!! It was really refreshing!!   And of course it was healthy!  So here's the recipe!

Shrimp Scampy

3 oz cooked shrimp
1 serving whole wheat pasta
1 fl oz rose wine
1 Tbs lemon juice
10 spear tips of asparagus or broccoli crown (about 5 if you do the broccoli)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 Tbs butter
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to directions
Sautee garlic and onion in olive oil. After it's cooked for a little add asparagus and cook for only about 5 minutes.
Take out and keep oil in pan. Add shrimp to pan and sear just enough to heat up the shrimp. After done take out of pan. Add wine to the pan and let the alcohol cook off.  Add butter and melt into the wine. After that is done add lemon juice and the garlic, onion, asparagus mixture and add shrimp. Toss with pasta and enjoy!

I would have done the asparagus but my local grocery store didn't have very good looking asapragus so I opted to use broccoli instead!
The pasta I used was the same as the one from the other night with my beef stroganoff which is fantastic haha.  Once again this is a lot to eat!!  But it only has 320 calories in it!!  Remember all of the inexpedience are for one serving...  Also with the wine you can use what ever type you have...I had some rose wine so that's what I used haha.  Also with the sauce you don't want to make too much, just enough to coat the rest of the dish, you don't want soup!!!!  Anyways enjoy this dish!  I know I did!!!   I can't wait to enjoy the weather tomorrow, I'm thinking about going bird watching for my ornithology class tomorrow.  It'll be good to get out and walk around!  Anyways that's it for today!