By J. J. Gregor
Since eating healthy can be difficult, I wanted to share some recipes we’ve tried and loved in our home.
Side note: If you’re following a Paleo diet or are sensitive to dairy, simply remove the cheese in the broccoli dish.
Shrimp Scampi and Roasted Broccoli
5 T extra virgin olive oil, divided.
1 1/2 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 t kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped shallots
2 1/2 t minced garlic (divided)
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 T lemon zest and 2 T lemon juice
2 bunches of broccoli
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
For the Scampi: Heat 2 T of the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes. Remove shrimp. Place shallots and garlic into the pan, and cook for 30 seconds. Add the white wine and cook until it’s evaporated. Stir in the lemon zest and juice and add the shrimp back to the pan. Cook all of this for 1 minute.
For the Broccoli: Mix 2 T extra virgin olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper, and the broccoli in a bowl. Transport to a lined cookie sheet, and place in the oven at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the broccoli is crip-tender and the stems are starting to brown. Place the parmesan cheese in the bowl you used to mix the broccoli, and add the roasted broccoli and toss.