Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shrimp Scampi Bake

Today, Brad & I went & walked the lakes after work. 2nd day in a row. After a 3-week sabbatical from exercise, i am finally getting my booty back to regular exercise. I have got to do it. No excuses. I really want to be in great shape. Even if i don't get to what people consider the "right size", I just want to be strong & fit. I can do it!

Came home & cooked dinner. This is a recipe i found in my recent issue of Family Circle. It was absolutely delicious. And super easy to make.

makes 4(-ish) servings

1 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (9 ounces) frozen asparagus cuts, thawed
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 pound fresh or frozen cleaned shrimp, thawed if frozen
pinch of black pepper
2 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs

1.) Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat four 16-ounce baking dishes (or one 2-quart dish) with nonstick cooking spray. 

2.) In a medium saucepan, combine rice, 2 1/4 cups water & 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover & reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 20 minutes. Uncover & stir in asparagus pieces. Cover & set aside. 

3.) Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic & cook, stirring, for two minutes. Meanwhile, whisk wine, lemon juice, & cornstarch together in a measuring cup or bowl. Add to saucepan & cook 2 minutes, until thickened & bubbly. Stir in shrimp, add salt & pepper, and remove from heat. 

4.) Divide rice mixture among prepared dishes (or pour all of it in the 2-quart dish). Top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Spritz breadcrumbs with nonstick spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until shrimp or cooked through. 

per serving: 257 calories, 7.4g fat, 26.4g protein, 17.9g carbs, 1.4g fiber, 282.8g sodium, 236.5mg cholesterol.


  1. That looks delicious! I love shrimp scampi! We usually just cook the shrimp on the grill, but grilling days are becoming fewer with the colder weather. I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. If I liked shrimp I would totally make that! It does look good!

  3. YUMMM. If only shrimp didn't cost an arm and a leg here :(

  4. That looks soooooo good. Going on the menu sometime soon!

  5. I love this! It looks so yummy! I wish my hubby wasn't allergic to shellfish...I always have to eat seafood out or when he is away.

  6. That look great! Thanks for sharing!!


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