Lemon Garlic Shrimp Zoodles Recipe
Even though I do tend to post all kinds of food recipes around here, my favorites are, by far, the healthy ones.
Like this “Lemon Garlic Shrimp Zoodles” recipe.
Healthy doesn’t have to be blah.
This dish surely isn’t! It’s loaded with yummy flavor and it’s so easy too.
That’s another thing you’ll find here. Easy recipes.
And quick too!
Just like I like em. ;)
Who has time to spend all day in the kitchen?
I sure don’t!
So, let’s talk zoodles.
Have you made them before?
They are just zucchini cut into swirls of pasta shaped goodness.
And you use a spiralizer like you see below.
This is the spiralizer I have.
Although I’ve had it for a few years now. There are tons of nifty, new ones you might like better here.
I always make a bit more than I think I’ll need by the looks of them raw.
They cook down a bit so you need to keep that in mind.
However, you don’t want to cook them all the way “done” either.
They are much better with a little firmness to them.
Start out by sauteing them with a little olive oil or butter.
This typically takes about 5-7 minutes but keep in mind what I said above.
Test them as you’re cooking them so they don’t get overdone. (soft and mushy)
Set them aside.
I like to place them on paper towels to remove all the excess moisture.
Otherwise your sauce can end up runny.
Next add your fresh shrimp to the pan with a bit of butter until done.
Add 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1-2 large cloves of garlic, minced or pressed to the pan.
(you can adjust these amounts, if you like)
Saute for 2-3 minutes on medium.
Add the zoodles and shrimp to the pan with the garlic and butter.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon over top (be careful of seeds).
Toss and heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
And that’s it.
Delicious, healthy and very tasty meal that was quick and easy to throw together.
Hope you enjoy it!
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- 4 medium sized zucchini (zoodled with spiralizer)
- 1 lb of shrimp (I like fresh)
- 1-2 cloves of garlic (minced or pressed)
- 2 T butter
- 2 T olive oil
- juice of one large lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
Zoodle the zucchini and add it to a frying pan along with a splash of olive oil or butter.
Saute for about 5-7 minutes on medium. It is done when it is still a bit "firm".
Do not overcook, test as you are cooking.
Set aside. (preferably on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture)
Add the fresh shrimp to another frying pan saute with a little butter on medium until just done.
Add 2 T butter and 2 T olive oil to the pan along with the garlic.
Saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add the shrimp and zoodles back to the pan and squeeze the juice of one lemon over top.
Toss and heat for 1-2 minutes.
Salt and pepper to taste.
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hey girl- this looks so yummy!
Thanks Shawnna!! It is healthy and yummy, best of both! ;)
Looks delicious!! I need to get a spiral vegetable slicer and try it! Love your healthy version. Thanks Nancy!
Hey Lynn! Yes, you do! ;) You can make all kinds of great things with it! xo
I don’t have a spiralizer but I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen zoodles for sale in the produce section at Kroger. I’m eager to try this recipe. The holidays were rough on my waistline (my fault :) ) and I’m eager to eat more healthy meals now that the heavy fun holiday meals are over.
This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!
I have one of those hand held spiralizers but I need to step up my game! This recipe looks and sounds so delicious!