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Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi

by Sarah Kesseli May 04, 2016

Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi


  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz dry pasta 
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 C cooking water reserved
  • 1/2 C chopped parsley
  • 3 T fresh lemon juice
  • 2 T dry white wine
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • Grated parmesan, to top

    Preparation Instructions:

    1. In skillet, heat oil over medium-high.  Add shrimp, garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Cook until shrimp is just turning pink (~3 mins).  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions and spiralize zucchini.

     2. Add pasta, parsley, lemon juice, white wine, and as much cooking water as needed to thin.  Stir to combine, then slowly toss until a light sauce forms (~4 mins).

     3. Add spiralized zucchini, tossing to combine and warm for ~30 seconds.

     4. Remove from heat and palate the pasta.  Garnish with additional parsley, lemon zest, and cheese.

     Makes 3-4 servings.

    Recipe Credits: Laura @

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