This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and ends on Thursday, April 13, 2017. At Buca di Beppo we are offering two delicious seafood pasta specials to coincide with the Lenten season: our Linguine & Clams features linguine tossed with baby clams, Italian herbs, garlic, white wine, and our rich butter sauce and our Shrimp Scampi features shrimp sautéed with garlic, white wine, Italian herbs & lemon butter tossed with spaghetti. They’re all so delicious, how could we ever choose a favorite? Come into Buca today and order one (or all) of these scrumptious seasonal seafood offerings and try to decide for yourself!
Wine Pairings for Our Seasonal Specials
When choosing a wine to pair with your seasonal seafood pasta dish, look to the sauce in your dish for your best match. A white wine pairs well with our Linguine & Clams and our Shrimp Scampi. Opt for a light and crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to accompany these pasta dishes.
Nutritional Benefits of Shrimp and Clams
With almost 20 grams of protein in just 3-ounces, shrimp provide just a few grams less protein than a 3-ounce chicken breast. Shrimp also contain over 75% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin B12, over 50% of the DV for phosphorous, and over 30% of the DV for choline, copper, and iodine. In addition to their high nutrient value, shrimp also possess the antioxidants astaxanthin, (which helps reduce inflammation) and selenium (a mineral that plays a role in immunity and thyroid function as well as helps fight free radicals). Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals. A 3-ounce serving of clams provides 1,401% of the DV of vitamin B12, 78% of the DV of selenium, 132% of the DV of iron!
When you’re looking for meals to fit your dietary needs during Lent, come to Buca for our two delicious seafood specials. Our Linguine & Clams and our Shrimp Scampi are available in Lunch, Buca Small or Buca Large sizes. Our Buca Small serves 2 to 3 and our Buca Large serves up to five hungry seafood lovers. Visit your local Buca and try these delicious specials before they’re gone!