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SHRIMP SCAMPI ZUCCHINI KETO

This Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Pasta is incredibly flavorful and delicious.  

To make Scrimp Scampi low carb and healthier, I replace the pasta for zucchini noodles.  

If you are on a KETO low carb diet, this Shrimp Scamp over Zucchini is comfort food the entire family will love. 

To make Scrimp Scampi low carb and healthier, I replace the pasta for zucchini noodles.

Growing Up In Lower Alabama

Shrimp Scampi is a favorite food where I grew up in L.A., lower Alabama, near the Gulf.  It is so easy to purchase fresh shrimp in my hometown of Mobile, Alabama.  You can get fresh shrimp at fish markets, right off a boat, or from a fisherman/shrimper selling them on the side of the road.   The shrimp is fresh and always delicious.  My favorite ways to eat shrimp are fried, boiled or in shrimp scampi.  

Who does not love garlic butter?  

Shrimp Scampi is usually nothing but shrimp, butter, and lots of garlic.  I could seriously eat pounds of shrimp scampi all by myself.  Here in Arkansas, we are not near the Gulf.  Our shrimp are just never very big or fresh.  I enjoy Red Lobster, but their shrimp scampi does not compare to eating shrimp scampi near the Gulf in South Alabama.  So, when our new Whole Foods opened up in Little Rock last week.  My son had to get some bison meat, see Casey’s buffalo steak recipe here, and I had to get some shrimp.

To make Scrimp Scampi low carb and healthier, I replace the pasta for zucchini noodles.

Fresh Shrimp

I saw the huge sign over the shrimp that read Fresh Gulf Shrimp, and I had to get some.  I was not disappointed.  They were huge and incredibly delicious.  I decided to make shrimp scampi pasta with the shrimp I purchased.  To make it a little healthier, I replaced the pasta with zucchini pasta.  I got a new kitchen gadget during Christmas called Veggetti that I used to make the zucchini pasta.  See my Veggetti post below.  This shrimp scampi over zucchini pasta was a delicious and pretty healthy treat.

SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES
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Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Fettuccine

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Entree/Shrimp
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, healthy recipe, keto, keto recipe, low carb, shrimp, shrimp scampi
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 382kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and devein
  • 1/4 cup butter real
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon Worcheshire Sauce
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Extra Parmesan cheese to top it with.

Instructions

  • Peel and devein the shrimp
  • Use a mandolin or Veggetti to make noodles out of the zucchini.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh minced garlic.
  • Saute the garlic 3 to 5 minutes. Do Not Burn the garlic.
  • Toss in the peeled shrimp and cook until light pink flip over to other side. 3 or 4 minutes total.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet.
  • Toss in the zucchini pasta and heat until warm.
  • Add the lemon juice and Worchesshire sauce.
  • Put the shrimp back into the skillet with the zucchini and toss.
  • Add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Plate with sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top.

Notes

Shrimp Cooking Tips:

Do not overcook shrimp!  I cannot stress this enough.  As soon as the shrimp turn pink on both sides, they are done.  Shrimp will become chewy or rubbery if they are overcooked.  Typically, it takes 3 to 5 minutes to cook shrimp depending on their size.  Shrimp have a very mild flavor.  They need lots of seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 321mg | Sodium: 1401mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 3mg

Shrimp Cooking Tips:

Do not overcook shrimp!  I cannot stress this enough.  As soon as the shrimp turn pink on both sides, they are done.  Shrimp will become chewy or rubbery if they are overcooked.  Typically, it takes 3 to 5 minutes to cook shrimp depending on their size.  Shrimp have a very mild flavor.  They need lots of seasoning.

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3 thoughts on “SHRIMP SCAMPI ZUCCHINI KETO”

  1. WOWSIE! Now why didn’t you invite me over??? I must have this one soon and the flavors are amazing. LOVE IT! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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  2. I am definitely drooling as I love anything with shrimp in it and the scampi recipe looks heavenly. Pinning to try now. Thanks Diane 😉

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