Thursday, July 1, 2010

30 Days Gluten Free Quick & Easy Meals: Day 25 - Brooke's Shrimp Scampi

Welcome to 30 Days Gluten Free Quick & Easy Meals!

Today's post is written by Brooke ("Ness") author of the blog, Gluten Free... Who? Me?

Day 21 - Brooke's Simple Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi sounds so intimidating - so "fancy pants restaurant-y" that I never even considered trying to make it. Then I looked through several recipes, and thought about how to make it as simple and fresh as possible.

The following recipe is what I came up with - it's not rocket science of course; however, my anti-seafood husband even requests this meal and says it's one of his favorites. I have received a lot of praise for this simple & delicious meal.

Simple ingredients you probably have at home, quick to make, easy to clean up (1 pot, 1 pan, 2 plates) - what more can you ask for?

Brooke's Simple Shrimp Scampi
  • 3 tablespoons butter (use coconut oil if you are dairy free)
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 12 shrimp (I use frozen shrimp that's already fully cooked and just thaw)
  • 2 small zucchini (or any green veggie of choice such as fresh green beans or broccoli)
  • Gluten free noodles (I LOVE tinkyada brown rice pasta - any shape works)
Start with bringing water to a boil and cooking you’re pasta to a little less than al-dente. While making the pasta melt the butter, lemon juice, zest, garlic, salt, and pepper in a non-stick pan and melt. Add in your zucchini and saute for about 5 minutes. Add in your shrimp and sauté for another 5. Add in your noodles and sauté for another 5 minutes.


About Brooke (also known as "Ness"), author of Gluten Free... Who? Me?
Brooke is a new gluten free blogger. She's in her early 20's, is newly married, and spends her free time with her husband & two "kids" (doxies). Brooke works for a non-profit as a Social Worker and is very thankful for the daily opportunities she has to work with children who have survived brain injuries. Thanks so much for sharing a little about yourself and one of your quick and easy gluten free recipes with us Brooke!


Stay Tuned for Day 26 of 30 Days Gluten Free Quick & Easy Meals. Tomorrow Sara from The Messy Chef will share one of her favorite easy summer recipes.

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