This Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Pasta is incredibly flavorful and delicious. To make Scrimp Scampi low carb and healthier, I replace the pasta for zucchini noodles.
This Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Noodles or Zoodles is healthy comfort food the entire family will love.
Ingredients For Shrimp Scampi Zoodles – Zucchini Noodles
To make this Scrimp Scampi Zoodles recipes, you will need one pound of shrimp, real butter, olive oil, fresh garlic, crushed red pepper, lemon juice, Worcheshire sauce, Zucchini, and Parmesan cheese. To make the best tasting shrimp scampi, use all fresh ingredients.
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, anywhere. You can get them at fish markets, right off a boat, or from a fisherman/shrimper selling them on the side of the road. The shrimps are fresh and always delicious. My favorite ways to eat shrimp include fried, boiled, or in shrimp scampi.
Who does not love garlic butter?
Shrimp Scampi normally includes only a few ingredients, including 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. The shrimp are not near the same freshness or abundance. 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. I had to see how their shrimp stacked up.
Over the shrimp had a big sign 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. This shrimp scampi over zucchini pasta was a delicious and pretty healthy treat.
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.
For a lot more zucchini tips, see my post, 30 Best Zucchini Recipes, and Tips.
Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Fettuccine
- 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.
- 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.