Whole30 Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
By: Christa Aiken Meyers (a.k.a. DC Fit Chick)
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
PREP TIME: 5 Minutes
COOK TIME: 15 Minutes
TOTAL TIME: 20 Minutes
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 3 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil, divided
- 1 Lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 Cup chicken broth or white wine*
- 3 Tbsp ghee or butter
- 3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- Salt + pepper to taste
- 2 Large zucchini
*Wine is not Whole30 approved, but it’s delicious in this recipe if you so choose!
Begin by mixing 1 tbsp oil and 1 clove garlic (crushed) together. Brush it over the shrimp and let it marinade for 30 minutes (optional, but gives the shrimp more flavor.)
Heat the remaining 2 tbsp oil in a large saucepan to medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes per side (the shrimp won’t be cooked through.) Set shrimp aside, keeping oil in the pan. Keep the pan hot!
Add remaining garlic and saute for 1 minute, until fragrant. Toss in lemon juice, chicken broth, and zest. Cook for another 3 minutes until the sauce has reduced.
Add ghee (or butter) to the pan. Continue to cook for another 3 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
Add shrimp back to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes per side, coating with the sauce along the way.
To make the zucchini noodles, spiralize your zucchini (or buy them premade). Add about 1 tbsp oil, and either bake them at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or sauté them in oil for 5 minutes. You can also serve raw!
Toss shrimp and sauce with zucchini, and top with fresh parsley to serve. Enjoy!