Light Veggie Scampi (Mushrooms & Broccoli in a Garlic-Butter-Wine Sauce)
Posted Mar 05 2011 4:06am
I was raised in the United States majority of my life, but yet I have a strong affinity towards Bollywood movies, you know, the ones with singing and dancing. I'm not quite sure why I'm drawn to Bollywood movies, perhaps it's the romantic love stories that never seem to get old in my book, the emotions, the drama, the music, or perhaps just the simplicity of watching a movie for pure leisure.
Tonight my husband tuned into one of those painfully boringModern Marvels episodes, but I took the liberty of popping in an Indian DVD for us to watch. He cribbed, he pleaded with me to watch something else, but I adamantly refused. It's been a while since we sat down to just watch an Indian flick. Of course, 5 minutes into the movie he was engaged and he ended up sitting through the 3 hour movie, Kal Ho Na Ho(means 'tomorrow may never come') - yeah, it was D-R-A-M-A-T-I-C! Totally my kind of movie! :-)
Dinner tonight was Veggie Scampi. You must have heard of Shrimp Scampi, which is one of my favorite Italian dishes. However, since I hardly ever have meat/seafood at home, I wasn't able to make the original. Instead of using shrimp, I used mushrooms and broccoli and sauteed them in a light butter-garlic-wine sauce - sounds delicious!
My inspiration for this dish comes from my favorite chef, Ina Garten , who never seems to fail me with her wonderful recipes. I used Ina's recipe as a base and made some tweaks along the way by using less butter, less oil, veggies instead of shrimp with some added Parmesan cheese and white wine to replace the lack of butter. This dish was light, moist, and succulent. I'm so making this dish with shrimp next time. Serve with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. Enjoy!
TIP: If I had to make this dish over, I would use 2 boxes of 8-ounce mushrooms since they seem to get lost in this dish. In addition, by increasing the mushrooms, I would increase the oil quantity by 1/2 to 1 tbsp.
NUTRITION: Broccoli adds tons of nutrition value... Fiber, Folic Acid, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Mushrooms are a very good source of Vitamin B6 and Protein. Cheese is a good source of Calcium and Protein. Whole Wheat Bread is a great source of Fiber and Protein. Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C.