Who loves pasta but hates the carbs?! Well, have I got the dish for you! It’s tangy, zesty, and has a little fiery kick; its Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles!! Zoodles noodles made from zucchini, are my new favorite thing, I swear! Give it a try!
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 Shallot – finely chopped
4 Cloves of garlic – minced
1 LB Large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Red pepper flakes
1/2 Tsp Black pepper
1/4 C Chicken broth
Zest 1/2 lemon
1/4 C Fresh squeezed lemon
2-3 Zucchini (depending on size, 3 small, 2 medium) – cut into noodles, spiral, etc.
1/2 C Fresh chopped parsley
2 Tbsp Freshly grated parmesan
- Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the shallot and cook until it begins to soften ~ 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add the shrimp, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes, until the shrimp are beginning to cook but are still translucent.
- Add the chicken broth, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, just until the shrimp are completely opaque and cooked through. Stir in the zucchini noodles and parsley. Toss the noodles with the shrimp so that they are coated with the garlic-lemon sauce and heat just until the zucchini is warmed through. (Don’t over cook the zucchini. It will get mushy and that takes away a key texture with this dish!)
- Sprinkle with parmesan and serve immediately!
Well there it is, y’all. I hope you give it a try! It’s such a light and healthy alternative to regular pasta noodles! This recipe makes two servings and each serving is only 161 calories, and it’s super filling! Enjoy!