It seems just like yesterday when everyone was obsessing about Carbs. Oh wait, everyone is still obsessing about Carbs! This blog stars zucchini as the pasta noodes in Shrimp Scampi. Check out the recipe here.
Substituting zucchini for pasta noodles is a lot easier than using spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash has to be baked for 45 minutes (heating up the kitchen in the summer!), cut apart and then scrapped to get all the squash out of the vegetable. Who has time for all that work in the summer? Not me!
The vegetable slicer super easy to use. Let’s try it with these six zucchini’s for our Shrimp Scampi recipe. It literally takes about 3 minutes to do these 6 zucchinis!
Watch the video to see exactly how it works!
Pat dry the zucchini noodles to get rid of excess moisture. Now that the “noodles” are ready, it’s time to get the Shrimp Scampi moving!
Start with some olive oil in a pan, and add garlic and onion, softening both. The recipe calls for 3 cloves of garlic. I add about 5 cloves to give it an extra kick.
After letting it cook for about 10-12 minutes, add the shrimp, butter, and white wine. You can substitute the white wine with chicken stock, but something about a 2 buck chuck bottle of Chardonny from Trader Joe’s makes this Scampi delish!
Cook for about 10 minutes, adding salt, red pepper and black pepper. I add a little more butter because butter makes everything better! Then add the zucchini noodles, stir to coat the noodles and cook for a few more minutes.
When it’s about done, add the freshly grated parmesan cheese and some chopped parsely leaves. Done and delish!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (I added 5!)
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
- 1/4 cup chicken stock (I used 1/2 cup of Chardonnay)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 1/2 pounds (4 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves