This Garlic Shrimp Zoodles is a delicious and healthy alternative to pasta! The shrimp is sautéed with garlic and tossed with Zucchini zoodles. This Garlic Shrimp Zoodles is Keto, Low Carb, Paleo and Gluten Free. It is a perfect meal for busy weeknights because it takes less than 20 minutes to make!
GARLIC SHRIMP ZOODLES
We all know eating healthy is a plus! But eating healthy boring food is not fun! Eating delicious healthy recipes is a win win! The Zucchini replaces the traditional pasta in this recipe for a lighter, healthier, and more nutritious meal. This Garlic Shrimp Zoodles recipe is very aromatic! The aroma and flavor of this dish is so amazing! You can make it with either shrimp or chicken if you like.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ZUCCHINI
Zucchinis are in the same family as squash. You can sauté them, grill them, fry them, make them into zoodles, baked them, basically anything you want. They can take the place of potatoes and pasta if you’re looking to go low-carb. Zucchinis are used in many Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Zucchini is low in calories, high fiber and water content, making it a great addition to weightloss recipes. This means that you will feel full for longer and end up eating less. You can eat zucchini raw or cooked just like any other vegetable. A Zucchini’s skin is safe to eat and almost flavorless. Just be sure to give it a thorough rinse before chopping.
ZUCCHINI COOK TIME GUIDE
Grilling: Medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side. Less time if you are grilling smaller pieces. Oil the Zucchinis well before grilling to prevent sticking.
Sautéing: Sautéing takes about 5-7 minutes to get tender if you are doing a stir-fry recipe. If you are lightly sautéing like a parmesan zucchini kind of recipe, you would use medium heat and cook on each side for 5-6 minutes.
Baking: Baking zucchini takes anywhere between 15-25 minutes in a 425 degree oven depending on the thickness of the zucchini.
Steaming: Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add in the zucchini. Cover and steam until very tender for about 5 minutes.
Frying: It takes about 6 minutes total to fry zucchini, flipping over the piece half way through.
Zoodles: Cooking zoodles takes anywhere between 4-6 minutes of sautéing.
HOW TO MAKE THE GARLIC SHRIMP ZOODLES
First thing is when you buy the zucchini at the grocery store, do not buy a super tiny/skinny zucchini. It should be medium sized so you have enough flesh when you spiralize them. Make sure you keep the skin on to prevent them from becoming too mushy. Use a good spiralizer. You can find a good one on amazon that does several types of spiralizing forms for less than $30. Once you spiralize your zoodles, you will start with the next step.
Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet and then toss in the minced garlic. Sauté for a minute and then add in the shrimp and spices. Cook the shrimp on each side for 4 minutes or until it’s fully cooked.
Add the lemon juice, parsley and zoodles. Toss together to coast the zoodles and cover to cook for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve! I hope you enjoy this yummy Garlic Shrimp Zoodles dish as much as I do! Remember it’s healthy and takes less than 20 minutes to make. If you try and liked it, be sure to leave a rating below on my recipe card. I am on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and PINTEREST, so follow me on there as well! Xoxo…
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Garlic Shrimp Zoodles
- 2 lbs. shrimp raw
- 4 medium zucchinis
- 1 small lemon juiced
- 3 tbsps. chopped or minced garlic
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 3 tbsps. chopped parsley
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper flakes optional
- 2 tbsps. butter
- 3 tsps. black pepper
- 2 tbsps. olive oil
- Spiralize the zucchinis to make the zoodles.
- Heat a skillet and add the oil and butter. Sauté the garlic for one minute and then add in the shrimp, spices and salt.
- Cook the shrimp on each side for 4 minutes or more if you like it more cooked.
- Add in the parsley, lemon juice and zoodles. Toss to coat zoodles well.
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes and then serve. Garnish with more parsley or chopped chili pepper (optional).