Updated: Oct 9
Can we talk about how underrated shrimp is in our own kitchens? There's been many a time that I come home from work and realize that I forgot to defrost my meat... then I check my freezer and do a quick praise report when I spot some shrimp.
It defrosts in literal minutes, cooks in even less time, and is super nutritious and tasty. I've subbed shrimp for almost any recipe, too - tacos, fried rice, nachos, pasta... okay, now that I've completely redone Bubba's speech about the best protein ever, let's get straight to this recipe.
Angel Hair Pasta | 4 oz. | $0.25
Large Shrimp, peeled & deveined | 1 lb. | $6.99
Frozen Broccoli Florets | 6 oz. | $0.75
Cherry Tomatoes, halved | 5 oz. | $1.00
Olive Oil | 1/4 cup | $0.42
Salted Butter | 1 tbsp. | $0.11
White Wine | 1 cup | $0.94
Lemon, for garnish
1. Bring a pot of water and salt to a rolling boil. Add angel hair pasta and cook through to al dente; drain and set aside.
2. Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil into a skillet on medium heat. Add broccoli and tomatoes; season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Sauté for 4 - 5 minutes and set aside.
3. Add the butter, white wine, and the rest of the olive oil to the same skillet.
4. As the mixture begins to boil, add shrimp. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 2 minutes, until shrimp is pink on each side.
5. Add veggies back into the skillet and baste the meat and veggies using the scampi liquid.
6. Plate meal: starting with pasta, followed by veggies and shrimp, then drizzle the liquid over the plate. Garnish with a spritz of lemon juice and grated parmesan. (optional) Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
Total Cost (serving size: 2): $9.52
Total Cost per plate: $4.76
Those Other Guys: $6.99 per plate