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This is an adaptation of a South Beach Recipe. Our whole family loved it (even if some members insisted on dipping the shrimp in cocktail sauce…). We served it as an entree with 3 sides, but it would also taste great on pasta.

This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free recipe! It is also a wheat free, dairy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, corn free, South Beach phase 1 safe recipe. Plus, it’s fast!

Shrimp Scampi


  • 2 lbs medium/large shrimp – thawed and peeled

  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS margarine safe for your diet (or another TBS olive oil)
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, minced
  • a few pinches of kosher salt
  • about 1/4 tsp Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning, or about 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes if you haven’t yet discovered the wonder of Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

The hardest part of this dish is thawing and peeling the shrimp. Seriously. If you forget to thaw them for 2 days in the fridge, then drip cool water over them in the sink as they sit in a bowl. stir occasionally. They should be thawed in about 10 minutes, but they will still be cold. (tip – if you have sensitivities to cold, ask someone else to peel them for you, peeling chilly shrimp will hurt)

Once you have the shrimp peeled, this is a very fast recipe – make sure the rest of your dinner is just about ready when you start.

Pat the shrimp dry, and toss them with a little kosher salt and some Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning.

Dinner is Love

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and melt the margarine in olive oil. Add the garlic, and cook until the mixture starts to bubble and the garlic is becoming tender. Add shrimp, and stir to coat with the garlic/oil mixture. Add a little more kosher salt, Tony Chachere’s, and lemon juice.

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally and watching carefully – they will become pink & cooked very quickly. DO NOT OVERCOOK! They will become tough. Remove from heat when the shrimp are all lovely and pink – we put them into a covered casserole dish so they would stay warm on the trip to the table.

Serve with pasta or with several other side dishes. Delicious!

2 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi”

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