Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Shrimp
- 6 zucchini (washed)
- 450 grams shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsps fresh parsley (finely chopped)
Are you trying to cut down on carbs and eat more veggies? Zucchini noodles are a healthier, low carb, gluten-free alternative to pasta.
To make zucchini noodles you can use a spiral slicer, a mandolin or a julienne peeler. Slice the zucchini just until you reach the seeds. A few seeds won’t matter, but you don’t want it to be too seedy or the noodles will fall apart.
I used a spiral slicer like this one. Just a couple of quick turns and in less than a minute you will have a plate of zoodles ( zucchini + noodles=zoodles).
zucchini noodles with garlic shrimp
If you use a mandolin, please be careful as the blades are very sharp.
Place the zoodles in a colander, toss them with a bit of salt and let them sit for 15 minutes. The salt will help reduce their moisture content so you don’t end up with soggy noodles.
I served the zucchini noodles with garlic shrimp, it was delicious! An easy, flavorful meal and it takes only 15 minutes to throw together. Do you prefer a vegan/vegetarian recipe? check this one