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
No specific GERD triggers.

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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Light spreads have about 8 grams of fat in a tablespoon and there is only about 1.5 grams of saturated fat. The lower fat helps you reduce the fat in your recipes and you can still eat rich tasting sauces. I have had chef friends of mine taste this recipe in a blind taste test against a recipe made with butter and the recipe using the spread actually was preferred more often.

The lower fat also helps those with GERD, and for those with reflux who can't tolerate garlic, roasted garlic may be a good ingredient to try. The roasting concentrates the taste but also mellows the flavor of the garlic.


Shrimp Scampi

Servings = 4 | 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 or Roasted Tomatoes

3 cloves roasted garlic
1/4 cup unsalted butter or light spread
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Italian parsley (minced)
4 quarts water
8 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free angel hair pasta
16 ounces large shrimp (peeled and deveined)

GERD-friendly Shrimp Scampi Recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Peel and then mash three cloves of the roasted garlic with a fork in a small mixing bowl. Add the butter, salt, and minced parsley and blend together well. This is best done at least 2 hours before serving but overnight is fine.

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 until just done.

After the pasta has been cooking for about 3 - 4 minutes, place a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the scampi butter and when it melts, add the shrimp.

Cook for about 7 8 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the shrimp and toss to coat, cooking for about one minute. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces shrimp with 2 ounces pasta

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 371 Calories from Fat 74
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 13%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 406mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 9% Iron 27%
Vitamin K 20 mcg Potassium 355 mg
Magnesium 123 mg