Friday, April 28, 2006

Slim down this recipe

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini
Submitted by: skini
"So easy to make, done in minutes, and absolutely delicious. Keeps well in the fridge, too!"
Original recipe yield: 4 servings.
Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Cook Time:
25 Minutes
Ready In:
40 Minutes
4 (change)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine, and cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Mix in chicken broth, wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.
  3. Mix shrimp, butter, parsley, and basil into the saucepan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is opaque. Stir in the cooked linguine, and continue cooking 2 minutes, until well coated.

   I got this recipe in my emails today and it looks wonderful. Way high in fat though.  I could make it using low fat chicken broth and  smart balance buttery spread which would cut down on the fat alot.  What about the wine?  Could I leave that out as I have red wine to cook with, but not white?  If I do use white what is a good one to have around for cooking?  Anyway it looks really good.  My doctor told me to give up the shrimp but I love it.  I also was thinking some cut up yellow squash and zucchini would be great in it and of course I would use wheat pasta.  Any other idea's to make it in my diet?

Your Nutrition Information

Actual Target Calories 1,130 1500

Calories from Fat 340 280 - 530

Total Fat 39g 32 - 61g

Saturated Fat 9g <= 17g

Cholesterol 90mg < 300mg

Sodium 2,850mg < 2400mg

Total Carbohydrate 157g 180 - 260g

Dietary Fiber 23g >= 25g

 Sugars 70g *

Protein 43g 41 - 142g

Vitamin A * *

Vitamin C 70% 100%

Calcium 20% 100%

Iron 80% 100%

Water 32oz >= 64 oz

    This is my daily total for today.  Look at that sodium.   It was from the prepared packaged food I had last night, lean gourmet and the crockpot meal tonight.  Cooking from scratch is so much better but time consuming.  I wish these companies would cut down on the salt.  Otherwise it looks pretty good and it was a good idea to start keeping track of my food again.  Everytime I was tempted to eat last night I though about having to add it up and it stopped me.  I should be able to be down the 2 pounds by next week this way.  Tomorrow I will up the calories a couple of hundred.

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