Skinny Shrimp Scampi

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat gluten free pasta noodles (I used linguine)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled with tails removed and patted dry
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp. white wine
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • toppings: chopped fresh parsley and (optional) freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, heat butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic and saute for 2 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and immediately season (sprinkle) with crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Continue sauteing the shrimp with the garlic for about 3-4 minutes, or until pink on both sides and no longer opaque.

Add in the chicken stock, wine, lemon juice green onions, and lemon zest, and stir to combine. Let the mixture continue cooking for an additional minute to boil down, then remove from heat.

Drain the pasta, and serve topped with the shrimp scampi. Sprinkle with desired toppings.