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Shrimp Scampi over Zoodles. Low-Carb, Keto, it tastes rich and delicious but is very low in carbs!

Shrimp Scampi Over Zoodles

Laurie Cromie, Barivangelist
Shrimp Scampi over Zoodles. Rich sauce over juicy shrimp... tastes decadent but is very low-carb and keto-friendly!
Servings 2 servings
Calories 148 kcal


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10 raw shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes for garnish


  • Prepare your “zoodles” by chopping the ends off the zucchini. To make the zucchini noodles/zoodles, you can use a spiralizer (my personal preference!) or a vegetable peeler.
  • Place zoodles on a few paper towels in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Remove from microwave and place a few more paper towels on top and gently press to get more water out. Set aside. (More water will naturally release as it sits.)
  • Preheat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shrimp, then salt and pepper. Stir in garlic.
  • Stir shrimp until they have turned from gray to pink.
  • Add chicken broth, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Bring broth to a simmer and bring it to a simmer.
  • Using paper towels, pat away excess water from the zucchini noodles.
  • Add zucchini noodles to the shrimp and sauce, and stir well. Toss until well combined and zucchini is heated through, about three minutes.
  • Serve, first zoodles, then shrimp, and top with Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes. (Skip red pepper flakes if sensitive to heat.) For easier eating, pull tails off shrimp before serving.


If you double this recipe to save some for later, hold off on making the zoodles until the day you plan to eat the rest of the shrimp. The zoodles will break down in the fridge, so fresh is best!


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSodium: 422mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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