shrimp scampi zoodles… www.laircake.comAfter a whirlwind of a month and a trip to Oahu this weekend, it is time for me to get back to my good eating habits. As I’ve mentioned a million times, I gravitate towards dishes that either work for both my boyfriend and I (like these turkey meatballs) or one that I can adjust to fit both of our needs (and by needs I mean he doesn’t have to watch what he eats…) like these Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

My mom used to always make Shrimp Scampi and I just love how simple and delicious it is. However, I wanted to lighten it up a bit with my favorite pasta substitute and honestly, it came out better than I ever expected. The dish is buttery, lemony and light – perfect for a weeknight dinner or lunch. Here’s how I made my single serving dish (p.s.nyou can totally skip the noodles all together and use regular pasta as my boyfriend does).

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
  1. 1 tablespoon salted butter
  2. Juice of 1 lemon
  3. 1/3 cup white wine, good enough to drink
  4. 2 cloves of garlic
  5. 5 - 10 shrimp, depending on preference
  6. 2 zucchini
  7. Chili flakes for garnish
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large sautรฉ pan, melt the butter then add the shrimp to start cooking.
  2. Once one side of the shrimp turns pink, about 2-3 minutes, flip and add white wine and garlic.
  3. While the shrimp are cooking, spiralize your zucchini into noodles.
  4. Once the shrimp are cooked, add the zoodles and lemon juice to the pan.
  5. Toss to mix and let cook down for about 2-3 minutes or until just warmed through, but still crunchy.
  6. Use tongs to plate your zoodles and shrimp. Spoon extra sauce over the top.
  7. Enjoy!
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