ealthy Recipe of the Issue- Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

By: Sierra Clayton


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Pound of Jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 medium zucchinis, cut into noodles
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish



  1. Place large sauté pan on the stove at medium-low heat. Add olive oil and heat for 1 minute. Add garlic and red pepper and cook for a minute, stirring constantly,
  2. Cook the shrimp in the same pan while stirring when needed. When they are pink on all sides, they are finished. That may take about 3 minutes.
  3. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a spoon, transfer the shrimp into a bowl and leave the liquid in the pan.
  5. Increase the heat to medium while adding the white wine and lemon juice to the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any of the brown bits at the bottom of the pan and allow the white wine and lemon juice to cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the zucchini noodles and allow them to cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Return the shrimp to the pan to combine all ingredients.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.


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