Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!
2medium zucchini(about 7 oz each)
1/2tbspunsalted butter(or olive oil for Whole30)
2tspextra virgin olive oil(divided)
4minced garlic cloves(divided)
12large peeled and deveined shrimp(about 6.5 oz)
kosher salt(to taste)
freshly ground black pepper
1tbspchopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2tspfresh grated lemon zest
3tbspfreshly squeezed lemon juice(from 1 lemon)
1/8tsphot red pepper flakes
Use a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade or a spiralizer to cut the zucchini into noodles. Cut the strips into 6 to 8-inch strips.
In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, kosher salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Set aside.
Add the remaining oil and garlic to the skillet, cook 30 seconds then add the zucchini noodles, kosher salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, stirring.
Remove from the heat, add the shrimp, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.