Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

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Zucchini noodles (or ‘zoodles’) seem to be all the rage, and while I don’t usually get too into food trends, I have been giving these a try and they are so good. Not to mention, necessary, after a week of way too much drinking and not enough exercising!

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Much like a cauliflower pizza crust or cauliflower mashed potatoes don’t ACTUALLY taste like their real counterpart, don’t expect to have a true noodle substitute here. What you get instead, is a super fresh and spicy dish that leaves you wanting more. The good thing is, you can have as much as you want!

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Start by heating a large sauté pan over medium-low heat.

Add in the olive oil, crushed garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir around for about 1 minute.

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Drop in the shrimp. They will take about 3 minutes to cook through. They’re ready just as they begin to turn pink. Don’t let them overcook!

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When cooked through, remove shrimp from the pan.

Increase heat to medium, and add in the lemon juice, white wine, and onion powder. Let simmer for about 3 minutes.

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Add in the zucchini noodles and stir to coat. Cook the noodles for 2 minutes.

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Re-add the shrimp to the noodles and stir until everything is coated and cooked through, about 1-2 more minutes.

Add in the parsley.

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Enjoy!

Note: This dish is also very tasty with chicken in place of the shrimp. Use diced chicken breast, and cook for about 5 minutes instead of 3.


Adapted from: Just A Taste

Makes: 2 servings (1 spiralized zucchini and 8 shrimp)

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes, Total: 20 minutes

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 16 large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into noodles (I use this)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parlsey, or 1 tablespoon fresh

Heat a large sauté pan over medium-low heat.

Add in the olive oil, crushed garlic, and red pepper flakes, stir for 1 minute.

Drop in the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, or until just pink.

When cooked through, remove shrimp from the pan.

Increase heat to medium, and add in the lemon juice, white wine, and onion powder, simmer for 3 minutes.

Add in the zucchini noodles and stir to coat, cook for 2 minutes.

Add the shrimp to the noodles and stir until everything is coated and warm, 1-2 minutes. Add the parsley.

Serve, and enjoy!

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