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Krewe du Kitchen: Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

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Try this shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles when trying to cut down on the carbs!  Serve over pasta of your choice if you’re looking for a more calorie dense meal.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1/4 cup ghee or grass-fed butter if not Whole30
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth (can sub for vegetable)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic minced
  • large pinch red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup parsley minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 zucchini medium, spiralized and sweat*
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt for sweating zucchini
  • Olive oil for sautéing zoodles

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, melt the ghee or butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds. minute.
  2. Add broth, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper and bring to a simmer. Allow broth to reduce y about half, cooking for 2 minutes or so.
  3. Add shrimp and sauté until opaque and pink, about 3-4 minutes depending on size.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and parsley, then toss with the prepared zucchini noodles (see below)
  5. After sweating zucchini noodles*, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sauté the zoodles, using tongs to stir for even cooking, about 2 minutes for “al dente”. Toss with the shrimp scampi and serve immediately – enjoy!

 

Recipe: skinnytaste.com