Shrimp Scampi Melt

Traditionally served over pasta, shrimp scampi 
is simply shrimp sautéed with fragrant garlic in oil or butter. With its mozzarella crust and 
homemade bread crumbs, we dare to say 
that our sandwich version is even better than 
the original!
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices whole-grain bread, divided
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, green parts only, minced
  • 12 oz deveined shrimp, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. Arrange oven rack 6 inches from top heat source. Preheat broiler to high. Tear 2 slices bread into rough crumbs. On a heavy foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan, spread torn bread and remaining 4 whole slices bread. Transfer to top oven rack and broil until toasted.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium. Add pepper and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add shrimp, garlic and basil and sauté, stirring often, for 5 minutes, until shrimp are opaque throughout. Drain mixture through a fine mesh colander.
  3. Top whole bread slices with shrimp mixture, bread crumbs and cheese, dividing evenly. Broil until cheese begins to brown, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 slices bread, 4 oz shrimp mixture, 1 oz mozzarella
  • Calories: 296
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 147 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 469 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1.5 g