Recipe: Garlic Lovers Shrimp Over Zucchini Noodles

by Cate on April 7, 2015

Tender flavorful shrimp over zucchini noodles … a delicious, healthy meal that only takes twenty minutes to make.


When I was telling someone about this meal last night, I said it was easily the best meal I’ve had in the last two weeks.

And I wasn’t exaggerating.

It’s amazingness was only compounded by the fact that it took less than twenty minutes to make and it is #Whole30 compliant … and eating clean. And gluten-free. And Paleo. And … as you can see, it fits most any eating lifestyle you may be dedicating yourself to.

I had noticed the picture on Flavor God‘s Instagram feed and went to the grocery store that day for the ingredients. I hadn’t had shrimp in awhile, and was craving it, and after seeing the picture, I knew that this dish would be packed full of flavor and I needed to make it asap. I was right.

The recipe is so simple that I made it while chatting with a friend and making a separate dinner for five kids. Just cook the shrimp, set it aside, add the other ingredients in the pan and cook that and then toss it all over zucchini noodles (made with a spiralizer). If you don’t have an spiralizer, you should totally get one, but this would also be delish served over angel hair pasta if you’re not avoiding carbs.

A slight crispy coating on the shrimp, the tiny tang from the pearl onions, and just the notion that you are eating something that tastes decadent … but isn’t … this one is a keeper for sure.

Garlic Lovers Shrimp Over Zucchini Noodles
Recipe courtesy of Flavor God

1/2 lb large wild caught shrimp, peeled and deveined (I doubled the amount)
3/4 cup chopped scallions
10 pearl onions (I cut them in half)
2 tablespoons ghee
1 teaspoon extra light olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
Flavor God Garlic Lovers seasoning, to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I skipped)

Heat ghee in a medium size skillet. Season the shrimp generously with Flavor God seasoning and cayenne pepper. Sear shrimp in ghee for about 2-3 minutes on each side (do not overcook shrimp or they’ll end up being rubbery). Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Then add olive oil, scallions, pearl onions, and garlic to pan and saute on medium heat until garlic is tender. Then toss in shrimp and parsley and serve hot over zucchini noodles, flatbread, pizza, or angel hair pasta.

*While I love Flavor God seasoning and would you encourage you to try it, I’m sure an all-purpose seasoning or even something like Old Bay would be delicious as well.

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Joanne April 8, 2015 at 7:04 am

You can’t ever have too much garlic in my opinion!!
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