Zucchini pasta with lemon garlic shrimp

Zucchini is an excellent replacement for your regular pasta if you want to lay low on the carbs. This super tasty meal is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and also super easy to prepare. Get your family and friends in on your healthy lifestyle!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 5 lb (approx 30) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste

 

Directions

  1. Wash and cut the ends of the zucchini. Using a spiralizer, make the zucchini pasta. Then, set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in one flat layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for one minute without stirring, so the bottom side gets a little crispy.
  3. Add the chopped garlic, then stir the shrimp for another minute or two to cook the other side. Use a large spoon or tongs to remove the shrimp to a plate.
  4. Add the butter, lemon juice and zest, red pepper flakes and white wine to the pan. Bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes while stirring.
  5. Stir in the parsley, then add the zucchini pasta and toss for 30 seconds to warm it up. Add the shrimp back to the pan and stir for another minute. Serve immediately.