Zucchini Shrimp Scampi is made with zucchini noodles and garlic-lemon shrimp for a delicious Keto, gluten-free twist on an Italian favorite! cookingwithcurls.com
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Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi is made with zucchini noodles and garlic-lemon shrimp for a delicious Keto, gluten-free twist on an Italian favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini, shrimp, recipe, scampi, healthy, gluten-free, keto, low, carb
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter substitute ghee or olive oil if needed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces large shrimp peeled, deveined, defrosted
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound zucchini noodles 3 medium zucchini, approximately
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese omit for Whole30/Paleo
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt ghee/butter/oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and saute until soft and aromatic.
  • Stir in the cayenne pepper or pepper flakes. Add the shrimp and toss to coat with the garlic butter.
  • Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink in color. Add the lemon juice and stir together.
  • Add the zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes to desired texture.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, toss together to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Omit Parmesan for Whole30 and Paleo!!
  • Add salt if not using Parmesan cheese.
  • I kept the shrimp on top of the noodles so they would not over cook.

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 356mg | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1995IU | Vitamin C: 62.9mg | Calcium: 367mg | Iron: 3.9mg