Easy Shrimp Scampi over Whole-Wheat Pasta

I've been craving shrimp lately - I adore seafood to begin with, but our grocery store has had BOGO bags of shrimp every week throughout January. That helps decide what I'm going to enjoy.

So needless to say I've been looking for some new shrimp recipes to use it all up. I used to say I was trying to get out of my cooking comfort zone, but I think that's long gone. This easy, delicious shrimp scampi recipe serves two (how romantic!) and takes just a few minutes to make.

12 oz whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb large shrimp
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp crushed red pepper (we use more because Danny is from Louisiana, but you should season to taste.)
1/2 cup white grape juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup parsley

1. Cook spaghetti as directed on the box.

2. Heat shrimp in olive oil over medium heat, about three minutes, and transfer to plate. Add garlic, red pepper, juice and salt to skillet and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Stir shrimp back in.

3. Toss together with pasta and parsley. Serve with some great crusty bread and something chocolate for dessert.


  1. I've never bought a shrimp at the grocery store in my entire life, but this recipe makes me want to change my ways ... and I'm all about food comfort zones, up to a point. I would do it with less garlic and more red pepper! Gots me some kinfolk in Louisiana too. Thanks for this great idea, Laura!


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