Healthy shrimp scampi made with half pasta and half zucchini topped with lemon slices

Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Healthy Shrimp Scampi combines the classic flavors of the dish with simple swaps like using zoodles zucchini noodles) instead of pasta for a lighter meal!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds shrimp shelled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 3 zucchinis spiralized
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh parsley for serving

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat the butter, then add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper and paprika; cook until shrimp turns pink, 2-4 minutes, depending on their size, and remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Add the vegetable broth, red wine vinegar and lemon juice to the sauce leftover in the pan, scraping the sides, and cook until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Turn off heat, then toss the spiralized zucchini with the shrimp to warm slightly. Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, if desired.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 2-3 days in the fridge. However, the zoodles will absorb a lot of liquid by the second day, so it's best to enjoy this the same day
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving without any parmesan cheese added on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 469mg | Sodium: 1557mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 652IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 4mg