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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and VegetablesHere’s a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal.


What you'll need:


  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil , divided
  • 2 large red bell peppers , diced
  • 2 pounds asparagus , trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , divided
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp , (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl; cover to keep warm.
  2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and add to the pan along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables.

Nutrition Per serving: Calories: 227; Carbohydrates: 14g; Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Protein: 28g; Cholesterol: 172mg; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sodium: 618mg;

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