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Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles)
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This mouth-watering garlic shrimp with zucchini pasta (zoodles) is quick and easy to make and is also gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, low-glycemic and Primal. It's a healthy meal your whole family will love!

Gluten-free | Grain-free | Low-carb | Primal

Servings: 2 people
Calories: 740 kcal
Ingredients
Garlic Shrimp
  • 1 lb large shrimp, 21-25 per pound (raw, peeled and tail on)
  • 5 cloves garlic, 2 sliced thinly and 3 minced
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or butter
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 pinch  red pepper flakes (optional)
Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles)
  • 1 zucchini (about 1 ¼ pounds), spiral sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
Instructions
Garlic Shrimp
  1. Rinse the shrimp under cold water while removing the tails. Pat the shrimp dry and sprinkle lightly with salt. Add the minced garlic and 1 Tbsp of olive oil (and red pepper flakes, if desired). Toss and set aside.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Add the ghee or butter and remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil. When the ghee and oil are hot, add the sliced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the shrimp and cook about 1-2 minutes on each side. Once the shrimp has turned pink and is no longer translucent, give it a quick toss and then remove from the pan. Be sure to remove all of the garlic, ghee/butter and oil from the pan to serve with the shrimp. It makes a delicious sauce!

Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles)
  1. Return the pan you used to cook the shrimp to the burner. Add 2 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp olive oil to the pan. 

  2. When the butter is melted and the oil warm, add the spiral sliced zucchini. Immediately add the minced garlic and salt and toss. Cook for 1-2 minutes while tossing, until the zucchini pasta is warm.

  3. Serve in a bowl with the zucchini on bottom and shrimp on top. Pour any remaining garlic and butter / oil over the dish and salt to taste, if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 632mg211%
Sodium 2579mg112%
Potassium 951mg27%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 62.8mg76%
Calcium 388mg39%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.