This Easy Shrimp Scampi recipe is made using Zucchini Noodles making this dish low carb and healthy!
This Easy Shrimp Scampi is made with all the flavor but served with Zucchini Noodles for an added health benefit.
Okay, so I have been doing really good so far with eating cleaner and leaner in efforts to achieve my weight loss goal that I have given myself to accomplish by the end of the year. Now mind you we are only in the second week of the year, so there is a lot of time left for me to screw up and revert back to eating burgers, donuts, and other unhealthy stuff whenever I feel like it. Although, I don’t think I will go back to eating how I was because I really got tired of it. I got tired of feeling heavy, bloated, lazy, and feeling like a fat blob who hardly did any physical activity and who would go days without eating a single vegetable unless it was fried and in the form of a short long stick. I need to do better. I am doing better and as long as I continue creating delicious recipes like this Easy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles, I will continue to do better.
I must admit, when vegetable noodle really became popular a few years ago, I wasn’t too eager to try them. I mean, if you are not a vegetable person (like me) eating zucchini noodles doesn’t sound like something that you would be eager and happy to try. But once you’ve had them made in a way you love and can tolerate, they aren’t so bad. I won’t lie though, I have not had sweet potato noodles or butternut squash noodles yet. Again, if you are not a vegetable person you won’t be eager to try them no matter how good they are. But what I can tell you is if you are interested in trying to spiralize some of these veggies as your noodles, make them using delicious and amazing flavors so they won’t seem so bad to eat.
Now, what I can tell you about this Easy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles is the only main substitute is the noodles. I used the same flavors in this Easy Shrimp Scampi recipe that I would if I were using actual pasta noodles. Of course, there is lots of garlic, white wine, lemon, and red crushed pepper. It wouldn’t be Shrimp Scampi if there was no…scampi :-). I crack myself up! Yes, I am aware that was pretty lame. Once you toss the linguine noodles in the Shrimp Scampi sauce it becomes so easy to enjoy and it doesn’t taste like…well…zucchini noodles, which was my goal. If you prefer an Easy Shrimp Scampi recipe with linguine noodles, you can check out this recipe on my blog site.
There are several vegetable spiralizers out there that you can choose from. However, this is one I used. It is a handheld spiralizer that is pretty inexpensive by OXO. There are several spiralizers out there you can choose from. There are even some fancy ones like this one if your into that sort of thing. However, I prefer the one I purchased. It will help you tone your arms greatly! I prefer the two for one attraction in most of my appliances when I am watching my wallet. I really hope you enjoy this Easy Shrimp Scampi and Zucchini Noodles
- 3 Whole Zucchini, spiralized
- 1 lb. Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- 3 tbsp. Olive oil, divided
- 1 whole lemon
- ½ c. white wine
- 1 tsp. Red crushed pepper flakes
- 4-5 Basil leaves, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper for taste
- In one large saute pan on medium high heat, begin to heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the spiralized zucchini and cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- In a separate large saute pan on medium high heat, add the 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp of remaining olive oil. Once the oil and butter begin to bubble add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Next, add the juice of a lemon, white wine, and red crushed pepper. Allow simmering until the wine has reduced by half.
- Add the shrimp and cook on both sides for 2-4 minutes and until the shrimp have turned pink. Toss and coat the shrimp in the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the basil and cook for about a minute more. Serve the shrimp over Zucchini noodles and spoon some of the sauce on top of the noodles. Sprinkle with extra basil if desired and serve.