Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

All I can say is it’s so much better than real pasta!

2 Tbs olive oil
1 pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 Tbs minced garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 medium zucchini, cut into noodles (See Note Below)
1/4 cup white wine
Chopped parsley, for garnish


Place a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil and heat it for 1 minute. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook them for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the shrimp to the pan and cook them, stirring as needed, until they are cooked throughout and pink on all sides, about 3 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and then using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a bowl, leaving any liquid in the pan.

Increase the heat to medium. Add the white wine and lemon juice to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, cooking the wine and lemon juice for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, garish with parsley and serve immediately.

To cut zucchini into noodles, use a mandoline or a spiralizer.
Be careful when cutting your zucchini!
…. the pain was worth it.

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