25 Minute Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

 

 

The last thing I want to do after a 9-10 hour work day, is cook a meal that takes an hour. Cooking is usually therapeutic to me, but when I’m tired and #hangry.. no way. This low-carb/low-cal shrimp scampi recipe is only 25 minutes! Plus, it’s delicious.

Have a picky eater in your home? Don’t worry, I’ve tested zucchini noodles AKA “zoodles” on my parents and boyfriend. They all gave them a five star rating. That’s saying something. My only tip when cooking zoodles, would be to not overcook them. They do not need to be as tender as normal noodles.

I have tried and tried to like spaghetti squash and I just can’t find a recipe for it I enjoy. So, I was very skeptical about zoodles. To my surprise, I can hardly tell a difference in noodles and zoodles. Hallelujah!

What low-carb and zoodle recipes do you love? I’d love to try them! 

 

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
Serves 4
Low-Carb and low-cal delicious version of Shrimp Scampi!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  5. 1/4 cup chicken stock
  6. Juice of 1 lemon
  7. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  8. 1 1/2 pounds (4 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized
  9. 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions
  1. Spiralize Zucchini
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer; stir in zucchini noodles until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.
Notes
  1. Calories 214.3
  2. Total Fat 8.6g
  3. Total Carbohydrate 7.8g
  4. Protein 27.0g
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