Recipes for Diabetes: Scampi in Wine and Garlic Sauce

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Main Dishes, Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This New Year’s Eve, why not impress your family and friends with a delicious and healthy dinner? This shrimp scampi recipe not only hits the “fancy” mark, but it is easy to make and easy on the waistline. You can find this and other recipes for diabetes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Shrimp Scampi in Wine and Garlic Sauce

Scampi in Wine and Garlic Sauce
Serves 4

3   large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1   tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1   pound (20 to 25) large shrimp, peeled, deveined, rinsed, tails removed
½  cup dry white wine or extra-dry vermouth
3   teaspoons lemon juice
1   tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
     Pinch dried oregano
¼  teaspoon salt substitute
¼  teaspoon freshly ground pepper
     Parsley sprigs for garnish

In a large skillet over medium heat, lightly sauté garlic in olive oil for one minute. Add shrimp to the skillet and continue cooking, stirring and turning, until shrimp turns pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet.

Turn up the heat to high and add wine, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until sauce is reduced by half.

Reduce the heat to medium, return shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes, until shrimp is heated through.

Remove to serving plates and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional information per serving: calories: 175; fat: 5 grams; cholesterol: 173 mg; sodium: 3041 mg; carbs: 2 grams; fiber: trace; protein: 23 grams.

 

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