Quick, easy and healthy shrimp dinner made with zoodles instead of pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini noodles (zoodles), onion, chopped garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until zoodles are tender and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer zoodle mixture to a bowl.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in the same skillet; cook and stir shrimp and minced garlic until shrimp are just pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Add spinach, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook and stir until spinach begins to wilt, 3 to 4 minutes. Add zoodle mixture; cook and stir until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Cut zucchini into noodle shapes using a spiralizing device.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 21g 42% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 195.5mg 65% DV; sodium 780.7mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
This was fabulous! Here are some tips to make the most out of this meal: 1) I used 2 green and 2 yellow squash. I did this for flavor, nutrition and color. In my opinion, using only 2 will not be enough. 2) I cooked the garlic and onions alone first for 5 min on medium-low to enhance the garlic flavor and the onions would be soft. 3) I then added the zoodles and cooked for only 2 min. Squash has a high water content and cooking for 5 min. will make them sweat and get mushy. I really just wanted to blend the flavor together because I knew they would be added back to pan later with the shrimp. 4) Off to the side, i marinated the shrimp in the garlic, lemon, salt, crushed pepper and a little EVOO in advance while I prepped and cooked everything else (like 15-20 min). I think this makes a world of a difference rather than seasoning straight in the pan. Hubby and I licked our plates clean! Also an alternative for those who don't have a spiralizer is to use a julienne peeler. It's more time consuming, yet it's something most of us have handy so you don't have to run to the store and buy another gadget. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2017
I found this recipe very bland and tasteless. Would not make again. Read More
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258 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 188
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
This was fabulous! Here are some tips to make the most out of this meal: 1) I used 2 green and 2 yellow squash. I did this for flavor, nutrition and color. In my opinion, using only 2 will not be enough. 2) I cooked the garlic and onions alone first for 5 min on medium-low to enhance the garlic flavor and the onions would be soft. 3) I then added the zoodles and cooked for only 2 min. Squash has a high water content and cooking for 5 min. will make them sweat and get mushy. I really just wanted to blend the flavor together because I knew they would be added back to pan later with the shrimp. 4) Off to the side, i marinated the shrimp in the garlic, lemon, salt, crushed pepper and a little EVOO in advance while I prepped and cooked everything else (like 15-20 min). I think this makes a world of a difference rather than seasoning straight in the pan. Hubby and I licked our plates clean! Also an alternative for those who don't have a spiralizer is to use a julienne peeler. It's more time consuming, yet it's something most of us have handy so you don't have to run to the store and buy another gadget. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
Used my spiralizer for the first time on this recipe. Everyone loved it! Added a touch of parmesian on my dish just to try it, tasted great. On another section of the dish I tried a light sprinkle of Old Bay. Brings a whole new meaning to the dish. Just tryng different things since I'm starting a whole new adventure in cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
This recipe appeared in my inbox today and I had almost all of the ingredients. Stopped off at Bed Bath and Beyond to pick up a spiral veggie cutter. I reduced the red pepper in half and the black pepper as well, it can always be added to taste later. It still had a little too much heat. I would suggest using a whole bag of fresh spinach as it wilts to practically nothing. I also used cooked shrimp and reduced the cooking time accordingly. I even used a yellow squash I had on hand. It was my first dish made with zucchini noodles and a big hit. This could be a weekly dish, it was so good. I am going to try it with cubed chicken breast and like others mentioned, some asparagus. We are trying to cut some carbs, having zucchini noodles is an easy way to go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2016
Added cherry tomatoes white wine and freshly grated parm. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious. I did omit the red pepper flakes as no one likes them here. Did add some Old Bay seasoning. Adult child living at home who does not like shrimp--loved it. Brought some to my mother in law next door she said it deserved a gold medal! Then got a call from my sister in law who wanted the recipe (she had a taste of what i gave my MIL). Hubby love it too! will be making a lot with the warm weather coming. Thank you bgardiner2 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2015
I love how the noodles have their own flavors added separate from the shrimp. This turned out SO GREAT!! Added some chopped asparagus too, so many green things on my plate lol! Delicious :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2016
Great! My first recipe after getting a veggie spiralizer this week. I spiralized the onion too which made it twirl nicely with the zucchini. Four star as I want to play with this and add something more to kick up to 5-star perfection. Maybe some herbs. Will happily make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2016
So easy and very good. I made with the shrimp and with a piece of salmon (for the boy). The 2 of us ate it all! Had to use my apple corer since I don't have a spiralizer so the zoodles were not quite perfect. But it was a healthy easy meal and full of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2016
I thought this was a great recipe. Easy to make and tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2017
I found this recipe very bland and tasteless. Would not make again. Read More
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