Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Steph Wagner

December 15, 2014

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

 

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles. Low carb and bariatric weight loss surgery recipes at www.foodcoach.me

I found this original recipe on justataste.com and found it to be a genius idea! I find traditional shrimp scampi to be a really light dish and not heavy or rich. I haven’t had it in years since I stopped eating pasta. Knowing I had that simple tool to make zucchini noodles meant I had a chance to re-create this!

I did omit the wine in the original recipe. By doing so, I felt some flavor had left the building and added some oregano and parmesan cheese. Get creative with other seasonings and spices for your own liking! This is a wonderful recipe for postop life with Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery. Focus on the shrimp more than than noodles for a more filling meal and enjoy something fun and different for dinner!

To shred zucchini into noodles: I use Pampered Chef’s Julienne Peeler for $11

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles. Low carb and bariatric weight loss surgery recipes at www.foodcoach.me

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Course: Main Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb pre-cooked frozen shrimp, thawed and tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced/pressed
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded into noodles (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • For prep work: run shrimp under cold water or soak in cold water until thawed. Remove tails and set aside in a bowl. Use a paper towel to squeeze out as much water as possible until the shrimp look more dried. Shred zucchini into noodles using julienne peeler or other spiralizer type tool.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and cook, stirring on occasion until heated through. Add lemon juice to the pan and stir to combine. Let cook 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Add zucchini noodles to the pan and fold the noodles into the shrimp until well combine. Cook about 4 minutes until zucchini looks soft and cooked. Remove from pan and serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 287mg96%
Sodium 1194mg52%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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