Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner

Cook up a classic with a low-carb twist! Zucchini noodles are the perfect pasta replacement in this simple Shrimp Scampi With Zoodles. Minced garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, savory chicken broth and zesty lemon juice add big flavor and brightness to the rich, buttery sauce. While the flavor is out of this world, the best part about this dish is definitely the simplicity. Because it’s ready for the dinner table in only a few short minutes, you can whip up this pasta dinner with minimal effort after a long, busy day.

zoodlesTo make this healthy seafood recipe, get started by melting unsalted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the shrimp for about two to three minutes per side. Once the shrimp is pink, transfer them to a plate and set it aside. Add broth and lemon juice to the pan and bring it to a simmer. Stir in the zucchini noodles and return the shrimp to the pan. Continue cooking for about two minutes, until the zucchini becomes crisp-tender. Top your shrimp scampi with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving.

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Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 0.5 Healthy Fat
  • 1 Protein
  • 1 Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. tail-on large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ lb. zucchini noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimp are pink.
  3. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add broth and lemon juice to the pan. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Stir in zucchini noodles and return shrimp to pan. Cook 1-2 minutes, until zucchini is crisp-tender.
  6. Top with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving.