Emeril's Shrimp Scampi with Herbed Rice Pilaf (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Emeril's Shrimp Scampi with Herbed Rice Pilaf (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with the Essence, Italian Essence, salt and black pepper.
  2. Place the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and spread them evenly in the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes and quickly turn. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the white wine and lemon juice to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the parsley and stir to combine. Serve immediately, spooned over Herbed Rice Pilaf.
  3. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  4. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Yield: 2/3 cup
  6. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch
  7. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
  8. Herbed Rice Pilaf:
  9. Position rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. In a medium oven safe saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until opaque (cloudy), and nutty in aroma, about 2 minutes. Add the scallions, thyme, chicken stock and salt and bring to a boil.
  11. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid. Using oven mitts or pot holders, transfer to the oven, and bake until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the pan from the oven and let sit, undisturbed, for 5 to 10 minutes.
  13. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve immediately.
  14. Yield: 4 1/2 cups, 4 to 6 servings
  15. Prep Time: 5 minutes
  16. Cook Time: 40 minutes
  17. Inactive Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 671.44 Kcal (2811 kJ)
Calories from fat 411.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.73g 70%
Cholesterol 115.15mg 38%
Sodium 5879.96mg 245%
Potassium 544.77mg 12%
Total Carbs 50.96g 17%
Sugars 4.13g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5.24g 21%
Protein 15.36g 31%
Vitamin C 10.9mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 4mg 22%
Calcium 115.4mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 191.07 Kcal (800 kJ)
Calories from fat 117.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.01g 70%
Cholesterol 32.77mg 38%
Sodium 1673.25mg 245%
Potassium 155.02mg 12%
Total Carbs 14.5g 17%
Sugars 1.17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.49g 21%
Protein 4.37g 31%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 11%
Iron 1.1mg 22%
Calcium 32.8mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.4
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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