The spirit of summer is all about having fun and adventuring, whether it be trying a new activity, testing out the latest fashion trends, or experimenting with new foods. Instead of opting for plain pasta, try a healthier alternative with one our favorite shrimp scampi recipes with zoodles- perfect for any summer date night!
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into cubes
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup dry white wine
- Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 pounds medium peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 6 cups zucchini noodles, from 2 medium zucchinis (about 1 pound)
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Step 1: Heat your butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
Step 2: Once the butter has melted, add in garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir the mix until it’s fragrant and the garlic becomes a light golden color (this should take around 2 minutes).
Step 3: Next pour in the wine and lemon zest and cook until the alcohol smell is gone and the sauce turns to a nice golden color (around 4 to 5 minutes).
Step 4: Add in the shrimp, ½ teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Stir frequently for about 3 minutes or until the shrimp start to turn pink on the outside, but are still translucent on the inside.
Step 5: Stir in zoodles until they are coated with the sauce and begin to wilt slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Step 6: Transfer into a serving bowl and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with parsley.
Step 7: Serve and enjoy!
Note: Recipe takes about 30 minutes and serves 4. The fastest and easiest way to make zoodles is to use a vegetable spiralizer. Although some can be pricey, there are many more affordable options available on sites like amazon and trust us, you won’t regret buying one!