Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Healthier Take on Shrimp Scampi

Butterless Shrimp Scampi

4 tsp olive oil
1 pound med shrimp, peeled with tails removed
6-8 garlic cloves crushed or minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2- 3/4 cup white wine
1/8-1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/2 can of separated artichoke hearts
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Saute the shrimp until pink. Add the garlic and stir. Remove shrimp and set aside.
In the same skillet, combine the broth, wine, lemon juice, parsley, artichokes, salt and pepper; bring it to a boil. Allow sauce to reduced by half.

Add shrimp back and pasta of choice. Garnished with the lemon wedges and sprinkled with parsley.

Makes 4 servings

Original recipe taken from a blog:Smoked and Grilled but slightly altered to cater to our personal tastes.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Deck the Halls with Appetizer Wreaths

Made this for an appetizer for Christmas. Besides getting the "oooohs" and "ahhhs" it was pretty tasty. Can't go wrong with pillsbury crescent rolls and cream cheese.

👍Thank you tasteofhome.com!

Appetizer Wreath Recipe
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Daisy Brand Sour Cream
1 teaspoon dill weed (I actually hate full so I barely used any)
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1-1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
Celery leaves

Remove crescent dough from packaging (do not unroll). Cut each tube into eight slices. Arrange in an 11-in. circle on an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a serving platter; cool completely.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and garlic powder until smooth. Spread over wreath; top with broccoli, celery and red pepper. Form a bow garnish with celery leaves. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 slice) equals 125 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

*published as Appetizer Wreath in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p13