Shrimp Scampi

So I had my first massage ever yesterday…

The main reason why I’ve never had one until this point is because they can be pretty pricey (especially in Boston), and I was sure I would be instantly hooked, thus igniting a very expensive habit.  But, I was given a complimentary 25-minute session as part of a new gym sign-up, so what the heck.

Well, let’s just say it was not love at first rub.  Not that the woman wasn’t good.  Not that I have anything to compare it to, but I’m sure she was great at her profession.  Here are some of the thoughts that were flying through my mind during my massage:

  • Lungs. Can’t. Take. Pressure.  Will.  Stop.  Breathing.
  • Seriously, can this induce an asthma attack?
  • Am I supposed to be wearing underwear?
  • God it’s hot in here.  I’m going to sweat.  She has to touch my sweaty body.  I need a bigger tip.
  • Who decided that clarinets are relaxing spa music?
  • Can’t.  Breathe.
  • Yup, that’s a knot!  Holy hell.
  • I can’t sit still for this long.  How do people do this for an hour?
  • I wonder how sore her hands get.
  • Is that her elbows?
  • She’s freakishly strong for being so tiny.  Should I be scared?
  • I am way more ticklish than I expected!
  • That’s not a knot.  That’s a bone.
  • Why does massage oil smell so weird?  What’s in it to make it smell this weird?  Why can’t they put something normal-isn smelling in it?  There is no body wash, soap, or lotion that smells like this.  Why can’t they make it smell like a nice Dove body wash?
  • Am I going to have a big line on my face from the face mat?

So yeah.  I don’t know how to relax, in a nutshell.  But I tried it, and I’m a little relieved that I am not addicted.  I AM, however, addicted to this new shrimp scampi recipe.  I want it all the time now.  It’s so. freakin.  good.  What set it apart from others was adding some sautéd tomatoes to it at the end.  One bite and you’ll be hooked.


Materials:

  • large pan
  • pot (for cooking pasta)
  • medium-sized bowl
  • spatula

Ingredients:

  • pasta of choice (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
  • water to boil pasta (according to directions on box)
  • 10-15 shrimp (at least 5 per person), cleaned, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 T butter (I used Smart Balance)
  • 1 T garlic
  • 1/3 c dry white wine
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a pot, cook pasta according to directions.
  2. In a large bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper.FullSizeRender (7)
  3. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add your butter, garlic, and white wine to the hot pan.  Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced to about half. FullSizeRender (9)
  5. Add shrimp and cook until through (flipping over once), about 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and cook for one more minute.
  7. Serve shrimp and sauce (will be thin!) over pasta.FullSizeRender (10)
  8. Enjoy!

Shrimp Scampi

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 20 min
  • Difficulty: medium
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Materials:

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  • large pan
  • pot (for cooking pasta)
  • medium-sized bowl
  • spatula

Ingredients:

  • pasta of choice (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
  • water to boil pasta (according to directions on box)
  • 10-15 shrimp (at least 5 per person), cleaned, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 T butter (I used Smart Balance)
  • 1 T garlic
  • 1/3 c dry white wine
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a pot, cook pasta according to directions.
  2. In a large bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add your butter, garlic, and white wine to the hot pan.  Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced to about half.
  5. Add shrimp and cook until through (flipping over once), about 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and cook for one more minute.
  7. Serve shrimp and sauce (will be thin!) over pasta.
  8. Enjoy!

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