If you have not tried Zucchini “zoodles” yet, this easy to prepare Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp recipe is a great way to get you started! One pan and around 20 minutes and you have a healthy tasty meal!
We all know I am not a gadget gal. I don’t fill my cupboard with the latest appliances. A good knife and pan will get ya where ya need to go and with a lot less clean up. But, I was super intrigued when it came to this zoodle machine!
I actually didn’t buy it for me, I bought it for Rachel last year. It was gathering dust in her closet so I took it back. Mom of the year! I should probably stay out of her closets too? I mean she is all grown up, married and has her own house. I’ll consider it…..
I love with this OXO Spirilizer gadget! It cranks out oodles of zoodles quickly with very little effort and minimal clean up. And it’s kinda fun! There are hand held models that are less expensive. I have this one and it functions…but for a few dollars more you can get the table top version with 3 blades. (OXO is not a sponsor, I just love this gadget!).
After you crank out your zucchini noodles, place them on a double sheet of paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with salt, which will help draw out the moisture. Roll it up and let it sit while you prepare the shrimp .
I used 25-30 tail on shrimp. I like the tails on but you can pluck them off. I just think they are pretty :).
A little butter and some olive oil (to keep the butter from burning). Saute up your shrimp and set aside while you cook your zoodles.
I added a bit of sliced red pepper for color and texture but you can skip it if you like. Saute up your garlic and deglaze the pan with some lemon juice or a bit of wine…or both!
Add the zoodles, cook for about 3-5 minutes depending on how you prefer the texture. I like mine barely cooked and bit on the firm side.
Toss your shrimp back in the pan. 20 minutes have flown by, dinner is done and ready to serve!
We like to serve this Shrimp and Zucchini with a sprinkle of feta cheese but parmesan will work just as well.
Looking forward to more food experiments with my spirilizer…boodles are next. Noodles made from butternut squash. Who knew?
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This 20 Minute super healthy and flavorful dinner is cooked up in no time! Fresh zucchini turned into oodles of zoodles!
- 3 medium fresh zucchini
- 1 pound shrimp, medium size defrosted if frozen
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup red pepper, sliced thinly optional, we like it for color and texture
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch red chili flakes
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped sprinkle more for garnish
- Feta or Parmesan for garnish
Prepare your fresh zucchini with your zoodle device. Lay out double paper towels and spread your zoodles out on it. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and roll up the paper towel. Let it sit letting the moisture release while you prepare your shrimp.
Toss your shrimp in salt, pepper, paprika and chili flakes.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add your shrimp in one layer. Don't touch for 2-3 minutes or until they are lightly brown. Turn and cook another 2 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add garlic and sliced red pepper to skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add lemon juice to pan and deglaze by scraping all the bits off the bottom of the pan.
Add your zoodles and saute for 3-5 minutes depending how how soft you like them. Add the shrimp back to the pan. Sprinkle in parsley and stir, heating the shrimp and zoodles together.
Serve with feta or grated parm!
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