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Scampi Adobo

Being a home-grown Texan, I love spicy foods and the sweet flavor of cilantro. I created this unique Southwestern version of shrimp scampi in my own kitchen. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Lime slices, optional


  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute the tomatoes, peppers and garlic in oil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; stir in the shrimp, wine, cilantro, lime juice, butter and salt. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Remove from the heat; sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with lime slices if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 196 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.
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  • sdipiazza
    Sep 29, 2015

    This recipe is delicious. I tasted the poblano pepper while I was chopping it and thought my face was on fire...but when it's cooked it cools down and is really good. I served it over angel hair pasta. It is spicy but not overly so.

  • ejt325
    Oct 29, 2013

    I was afraid this was going to have a strong lime taste, but it turned out perfect. I for sure will make this over and over!

  • rumtart
    Jul 29, 2013

    Delicious! A favorite of mine and my husbands. I make it all the time.