Shrimp Scampi Dinner

This is such a simple, healthy meal. Everyone in my family enjoys it. The secret to this is the shrimps…  If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you have to pick these up and try them. They are Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp. They taste like a combo between shrimp and lobster. And they are delicious. I have to buy two bags to feed my family($9.99 per bag). I think that is a pretty good price for wild shrimp.


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Shrimp Scampi



  • 2 bags(2 pounds) of Trader Joe’s Argentinian Red Shrimp
  • 1 bag of assorted shredded veggies(I used Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch Collection.  You can use broccoli slaw, or anything you have available) 
  • White or brown rice(I used Minute White Rice that cooks in 5 minutes!)
  • EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • a bunch of Italian parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to bake 400 degrees.
  2. Place your veggies in a baking pan and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Toss to coat.
  3. Put them in the oven until crispy and brown, tossing every 5 minutes or so.
  4. Set aside when done.
  5. Meanwhile cook your rice according to package instructions.  Set aside when done.
  6. Make sure shrimp are defrosted and patted dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add the butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil .
  9. Add the shrimp to the skillet.
  10. Cook until pink(about 5 – 10 minutes)tossing midway.  (These specific shrimp take a little longer than regular shrimp.)
  11. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. 
  12. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl.
  13. Keep the skillet over medium heat and add the white wine and lemon juice.
  14. Boil about 1 minute.
  15. Add the lemon zest and parsley.
  16. Pour the sauce over the shrimp and toss.  Season with salt and pepper.
  17. Serve in a plate with rice, veggies and the shrimp on top.






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