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Old 02-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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Shrimp Scampi/Weight Watchers

Shrimp Scampi

Was | 14 POINTS
Now | 8 POINTS
Servings | 4
Traditional shrimp scampi is loaded with butter. Our version eliminates most of the fat, but still packs in all the flavor.

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil
4 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 pound shrimp, medium, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup wine, dry white or vermouth
2 tsp cornstarch
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
8 oz uncooked linguini, cooked and kept hot
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup parsley, fresh, chopped

Instructions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add oregano and stir to coat. Add shrimp and sauté until bright pink, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add wine and simmer about 1 minute.

Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth and whisk until blended. Add mixture to skillet and simmer 2 minutes, until sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer cooked linguini to four individual shallow bowls and spoon shrimp and sauce over top; sprinkle with parsley. Yields about 1 1/3 cups of pasta, 1/4 cup of sauce and 3 ounces of shrimp per serving.

Chef's Tips
We renovated Shrimp Scampi by:
Substituting healthier olive oil for butter — and using much less of it.
Adding extra garlic to kick up the flavor.
Substituting fat-free broth for traditional chicken stock.

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