Shrimp Scampi and Vegetable Side Dishes
Shrimp scampi is a delicious dish which is often served with a side of vegetables to complete the meal. Not all vegetables work well with this classic seafood dish, but these ones are the perfect accompaniment:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are a great choice for shrimp scampi. To make this side dish, simply preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts, then halve them. Place them on a lined baking tray, along with some garlic, olive oil and seasonings like salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Roast for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Serve with the shrimp scampi.
Asparagus is a crisp, flavorful vegetable that goes great with shrimp scampi. To cook them, preheat a skillet over medium heat and add some olive oil. Then add the asparagus and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the asparagus is crisp-tender. Serve with the shrimp scampi.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes are a hearty, delicious side dish that goes well with shrimp scampi. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into cubes. Add them to a lined baking sheet, along with some olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Roast for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Serve with the shrimp scampi.
Steamed broccoli is a nice side dish for shrimp scampi. To make it, bring a pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli florets. Cook for 4-5 minutes until they are tender. Drain and serve with the shrimp scampi.
Cauliflower rice is a great alternative to white or brown rice. To make it, grate a head of cauliflower and cook in a skillet with some olive oil, garlic and seasonings. Cook until the cauliflower rice is tender and serve with the shrimp scampi.
Zucchini noodles are an easy and healthy side for shrimp scampi. Peel and spiralize the zucchini, or buy pre-cut zucchini noodles from the store. Place the noodles in a skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes until they’re tender. Drain and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the shrimp scampi.
These vegetables are the perfect accompaniment to shrimp scampi for a delicious and complete meal. Enjoy!