Shrimp in Garlic- White Wine Sauce

Shrimp in Garlic- White Wine Sauce

1              Pound Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined

2              Tablespoons Olive Oil

½             Teaspoon Red-pepper Flakes

4              Cloves Garlic, minced

1/4         Cup Dry White Wine

8              Ounces Sliced Mushrooms

1              Large Shallot (minced)

2              Tablespoons Lemon Juice

½             Teaspoon Paprika

3              Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Salt & use Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Warm the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. When hot, add the red pepper flakes and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  4. Add the shrimp, mushrooms, shallots, wine, lemon juice, and paprika.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.
  6. Sprinkle with the Cilantro, season with salt and pepper, and serve over ravioli, risotto or orzo.

An elegant sauce gives quick-cooking shrimp crowd-pleasing flavor. The shrimp take only about 20 minutes to prepare. It’s healthy, low in fat (since I’m not using cream in this recipe), and delicious. I keep a bag of shrimp in my freezer at all times so I can whip this up whenever the mood strikes. To make it an Italian feast, tonight I’m serving over a bed of cheese raviolis (with the ricotta-Parmesan cheese filling it’s a low-fat protein) but you can also serve with risotto or orzo pasta – Spinach and red pepper salad provide antioxidants. But what really matters is that it tastes amazing, and dinners on the table in less than 30 minutes!

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