Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
Many with GERD can tolerate roasted garlic where uncooked garlic might provoke GERD.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.


"A satisfied customer - we should have him stuffed!" -Basil Fawlty, Owner, Fawlty Towers

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Shrimp Scampi is one of those recipes that is both easy and at the same time elegant.  Super pungent with fresh garlic, the flavor is fantastic but may be too much for folks with GERD or Acid Reflux. Using Roasted Garlic may help. Cooking garlic for longer helps reduce the thiosulfinates that are responsible for the biting flavor of all alliums (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions).   


GERD-Friendly Shrimp Scampi

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp with 2 ounces pasta

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers. This recipe also requires making Roasted Garlic.

Serve with Parmesan Squash or Herbed Zucchini or Green Beans with Red Onion or Candied Carrots

Shrimp Scampi, a GERD-friendly recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Italian parsley (minced)
  • 4 quarts water
  • 4 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free angel hair pasta
  • 8 ounces large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 4 Tbsp white wine

Peel and then mash the roasted garlic with a fork in a small bowl.

Add the butter and minced parsley and blend together well. This is best done at least 2 hours before serving, but overnight is fine (and might be even better).

Place the water in a large stockpot over high heat.

When the water begins boiling, add the pasta and cook for about 8 – 12 minutes (or according to package directions) until just done.

After the pasta has been cooking for about 3 - 4 minutes, place a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the scampi butter, and when it melts, add the shrimp.

Cook for about 4 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Add the white wine and continue to cook the shrimp, tossing occasionally.

Cook for another 4 minutes. If the sauce reduces too much and is too thick, add some of the pasta water one tablespoon at a time.

Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the shrimp. Toss to coat, cooking for about one minute.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces shrimp with 2 ounces pasta

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 430 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 18%
    Saturated Fat 8g 38%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 215mg 71%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 8% Iron 16%
Vitamin K 30mcg Potassium 600mg