Cut the Carbs: Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini 'Pasta'
By zenandspice on January 15, 2014
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I wanted to share a delicious recipe that we made at home right before I moved out. We bought a julienne peeler and made zucchini noodles for the first time!
First, we used the julienne peeler to create noodle strips out of the zucchini.
Then, we sauteed garlic and onion in olive oil until the onion was translucent.
Then, the shrimp was added and cooked until pink, and white wine was added and reduced.
In a separate pan, we sauteed the zucchini noodles until soft, about 3 minutes.
The shrimp, spaghetti and zucchini looks so pretty all combined!
If left alone, I could probably eat this entire dish of pasta.
The end result: a tasty meal with 50 percent less carbs than a regular pasta dish! This is what I love about veggie pasta. You can cut the carbs in half if you substitute them for half the pasta in any dish. Zucchini noodles in particular tend to blend really well with any dish.
We served it with homemade bread sticks (which probably canceled out the fact that we used veggie noodles…).
Click here for the recipe!