Ding ding ding! Winner, winner, Greek Shrimp Scampi Dinner!!
It’s time for another Land O’Lakes Weeknight Wins Challenge! Remember last weeks’ tortellini dish? Well, this week, Land O’Lakes challenged us to create “A New Twist on an Old Favorite.” We all have our favorite go-to recipes, but after a while they can get a little dull. Adding a simple twist helps keep dinner fresh and your family from complaining, “We’re eating this AGAIN?!”
In case you missed it last week, I’ll be competing with four other food blogger to create Weeknight Wins with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. Be sure you check out all the recipes on the Pinterest Board and pin your favorite ideas you would make for your family. Plus, each week there will be a sweepstakes for you to enter. Score!
Back to this week’s challenge: “A New Twist on an Old Favorite.” I took some fabulous shrimp scampi we make all the time and turned it upside down with a Greek spin. I’m not sure if I was meant to be born into a Greek family or if this is the pregnancy talking, but I cannot get enough Greek food these days. I’ve been eating lots and lots of Greek salads. Greek food is ah-mah-zing.
ANYWAY, I made a super awesome and deliciously easy dinner incorporating some of my favorite things: pasta, shrimp, lemon and Garlic & Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. I love the flavor of these little squares! They come in all sorts of kinds, but I think this flavor is one is the most versatile in my kitchen… probably because I love garlic. Aaaaand herbs. Aaaaand butter.
It clearly doesn’t take much to keep my tummy happy.
So this dinner can be done and ready to go in about 30 minutes, if not less. Shrimp is one of the fastest proteins to cook and angel hair pasta is also a speedy Gonzales ingredient to whip up.
Here’s the basic run down of the recipe:
Get your water boiling and your pasta cooking. Then grab your Garlic & Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter and get it melting in a big skillet with high sides. Be sure to melt the squares over medium heat.
Toss it all together, top with feta cheese and parsley and that’s dinnah!
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Here’s the printable!
Greek Shrimp Scampi
An easy dinner that takes this classic dish and turns up the flavor! Made with Saute Express Saute Starter in Garlic & Herb.
- 3/4 lb. angel hair pasta
- 6 cubes Garlic & Herb Saute Express Saute Starter
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 lb. peeled & deveined shrimp tails removed
- 1 cup drained marinated artichoke hearts chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- lemon slices
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- parsley for garnish
- Bring large pot of water to boil. Cook angel hair pasta according to package directions. Drain.
While pasta is cooking, melt Garlic and Herb Saute Express Saute Starter in a deep skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until tender, about 3 minutes.
Stir in shrimp and cook until pink, another 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in artichoke hearts, tomatoes, lemon juice, cream, lemon slices, salt, pepper and cooked pasta. Toss to coat pasta in sauce.
Top with feta cheese and parsley. Serve warm.
Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. All opinions are my own.