ZUCCHINI NOODLE SHRIMP SCAMPI

ZUCCHINI NOODLE SHRIMP SCAMPI

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound shrimp shelled, 16 oz/ 454 g
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter 1 oz/ 28 g
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 oz/ 59 g
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 oz/ 59 g, or chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 scallions sliced (light green part, too)
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped, small handful
  • 2 tablespoons more salted butter 1 oz/ 28 g
Zucchini Noodles
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini spiralized into noodles
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter 1 oz/ 28 g
Toss With the Rest
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 small handfuls
  • 4 slices bacon crumbled
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes halved, 177 g
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prep: Peel and de-vein the shrimp. This can be done the day before, but because shrimp is highly perishable make sure to cook the shrimp by the next day! Juice the lemon. Chop the garlic and parsley, halve the tomatoes, slice the scallions and crumble the bacon. Spiralize the zucchini – this can be done the night before.
  2. Shrimp: Place a large saute pan (I used non-stick) over medium heat. When hot, add the 2 tablespoons butter, tilting the pan to melt the butter and coat the bottom of the pan. Add the garlic and saute until it begins to soften. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until the bottom half of the shrimp turns pink. Turn each shrimp over with a pair of tongs and add the red pepper flakes.
  3. When the shrimp looks almost cooked through, add the lemon juice and then the wine. Cook for just a minute to let the liquid reduce. Turn off the heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, parsley, and scallion, stirring to mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove to a bowl or serving plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  4. Zucchini: Heat the same pan over medium heat. When it’s hot, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and saute the zucchini until crisp tender. I keep turning it over with a pair of tongs. Sometimes I add 1-2 tablespoons of water or broth to get it steaming a little. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Combine and Toss: Add the Parmesan cheese to the zucchini and toss. Add the shrimp and sauce, bacon and tomatoes to the zucchini and toss. Serve with lemon wedges, more cheese and red pepper flakes if desired.
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