July 12, 2012

Adventures in Cooking: Healthy Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients: (for 4 servings)

1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 lb Shrimp
1 1/2 tsp Emeril's Oringinl Essence Seasoning, or Paprika
1 tsp Salt (add more if desired)
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup Onion
1/2 cup Red Pepper
1 tbsp Garlic
1/4 cup Smoked Turkey (optional)
1 12oz. can Non-fat Evaporated Milk
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped Green Onion
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or Parmesean
2 tbsp Parsley
3/4 lb Whole Wheat Fettuccine


In a large skillet set over medium him heat, add olive oil. Season shrimp with paprika (Emeril's Essence Seasoning), 1 tsp salt and black pepper.

Pour shrimp into skillet and sauté for 1 1/2 minutes. Turn shrimp one and cook for another 1 1/2 minute. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside on plate.

Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to skillet to sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in smoked turkey (optional) and stir for 1 min. Next, stir in evaporated milk, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Bring ingredients to a boil and stir for 3 minutes, or until milk has slightly thickened. Return shrimp to pan and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in green onion, cheese and parsley, and toss ingredients to combine.

Add cooked pasta and toss until fettucini is coated with sauce. Remove from heat, and taste to adjust seasoning. Garnish with crushed red pepper to taste, and serve immediately.

If you are on Weight Watchers this recipe is 9 points per serving.

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