Creamy Chipotle-Lime Scampi

Creamy Lime Scampi

Creamy Chipotle-Lime Scampi

Once you get your ingredients together, this dish goes together in about 15 minutes flat!  My kind of recipe!  Both hubby and I REALLY liked this slightly different shrimp scampi creation.  This recipe is the reason I use unsalted butter exclusively.  The shrimp has a lot of sodium in it naturally.  One serving provides 57% RDA vitamin B12, 45% vitamin D, 35% vitamin A, 38% copper, 42% iron, 26% niacin and 38% phosphorous.  This recipe is acceptable for Atkins Induction and other Keto diets.  When you get to OWL, 2 T. white wine added to this would be divine!

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1 lb. shrimp, peeled and cleaned

2-3 cloves minced garlic (I use 3)

½ stick unsalted butter

Juice of 2 limes (about 2-3 T.)

1/4 c. finely chopped parsley

1/8 tsp. smoked chipotle powder (if you can’t get it, use cayenne pepper)

¼ c. heavy cream

Sprinkle of xanthan gum to slightly thicken

2 c. spaghetti squash threads (½ c. per serving)

DIRECTIONS: Cut a medium spaghetti squash in half, remove seeds and put cut side down into shallow dish filled with 1/4″ water.  Microwave on HI for 13 minutes.  Drain and fork out threads and put in serving bowl with tight cover so squash will stay hot while you cook the shrimp topping.  In a non-stick skillet, melt butter.  Add minced garlic and saute until cooked but not burned.  You don’t want a raw garlic taste to dominate the final dish.  Add chipotle powder and shrimp and saute until shrimp curl and are opaque.  Add parsley and lime juice and immediately lower heat to lowest setting.  Add cream and stir well.  Dust lightly with xanthan gum and stir until slightly thickened.  Serve over spaghetti squash threads with a nice green salad!

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 servings, each containing:

303 calories

19.2 g  fat

9.15 g  carbs, 1.38 g  fiber, 7.77 g  NET CARBS

24.4 g  protein

194 mg sodium


4 comments on “Creamy Chipotle-Lime Scampi

  1. I just made this tonight! Absolutely delicious! Thanks! I did make a couple of changes as I’m not a fan of squash. I added argula and mushrooms – divine!


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