Friday, January 28, 2011

Shrimp Scampi - 5 points

Tonight I am back to one of my first Weight Watcher's approved loves: shrimp. I love that the meat itself is low in points, so I feel like I have a little more freedom with the other ingredients. This is another recipe from Lean and Luscious that I modified to fit my points. I left the tails on the shrimp on purpose because I knew that it would slow down my eating and - thus- help me eat less.

Shrimp Scampi
1/3 cup white wine
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped, fresh parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb shrimp

  1. Combine all ingredients but shrimp in a shallow dish. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and allow to marinate in the fridge overnight.
  2. Remove shrimp from marinade and place in a shallow pan or oven safe skillet. Make sure the pan is large enough for the shrimp to be in a single layer.
  3. Broil shrimp for 6 minutes, turning after 3.
  4. Meanwhile, place the marinade in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Pour through a strainer if a smooth sauce is desired.
  5. Serve shrimp with sauce in a small bowl for dipping.
  6. Yields 4, 5 point servings

I needed some white wine for the marinade and all I had in the house was a bottle I bought at my favorite local wine shop before Christmas. I was planning to have a small get together and wanted something different in addition to my normal blush and red, so I chose a honey and passionfruit wine from the special wines section. The party was cancelled, so I was left with my bottle of Mad Housewife, Shiraz, and this passionfruit wine. As you have read, the Mad Housewife and the Shiraz have since been used (click the wine to see the recipes).

I wasn't sure about using this wine in the scampi, since I have never tasted it before, so I took a sip before adding it to the marinade. As soon as the glass touched my lips, I heard the music of the angels wafting through the air. This is The Best Wine in the World. It is amazing. It is sweet and a light and crisp and it smells like a warm, lazy summer day. In other words, I recommend it. Oliver Winery Passionfruit and Honey wine:

There is even this pretty little flower detail in the glass:
Now, on to my third topic. A huge thank you to everyone who has followed this link to view the post about my friend Deborah and her efforts to raise money for the adoption of her beautiful little boy from China. As soon as my coffee comes in, I will post a review. I ordered a medium roast Ethiopian coffee.

Finally, it is 10:30 on Friday night. I have a tummy full of delicious food and good wine, Zero 7 is crooning "In the Waiting Line" through my Zen, and I am about to go tell my boyfriend to stop studying and dance with me before he goes home. Have a lovely evening and a


  1. The shrimp sounds scrumptious! I would love to try the passionfruit honey wine too. Bet it would be nice too to enjoy it with a large slice Greek yogurt/cheesecake.

  2. Shrimp Scampi, I was looking for something different for dinner tonight. Thanks Angiela this will be perfect. And what a great idea of leaving the tail. I love shrimp and when I see something I like, I suck them up like vacum. Tail might help me slow down.

  3. I need a diet overhaul after over-indulging for the last few months. So glad I found your site. The shrimp looks great!!!

  4. What a a delicious shrimp recipe! And I love the way you described the wine - sounds lovely!

  5. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I am following you now...I've lost 35 lbs on weight watchers a few years ago, and kept it off, but need to still follow through, and you just inspired me with your fabulous shrimp scampi recipe!

  6. Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy the shrimp if you try it and wine would certainly pair well with cheesecake!

  7. Lovely scampi recipe - really love the points value. Took note of your enthusiasm for the wine!


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