Shrimp Scampi Dinner

Shrimp Scampi

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.



  • 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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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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