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Shrimp Scampi
with zucchini noodles / broccoli

Active: 25 minTotal: 45 min

In this fast and easy weeknight meal shrimp is briefly marinated and then cooked in a flavorful mixture of garlic, parsley, and olive oil. Butter, fresh tomatoes, and red pepper flakes are added to make a fresh sauce that is great served over zucchini noodles.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Shrimp Scampi with Fresh Tomatoes:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 1/2 lb
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, medium - 3, chopped
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/4 cup
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
Zucchini Noodles with Broccoli:
  • Broccoli florets - 10 oz, chopped
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, spiralized, peeled into strips, or cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Broccoli / Garlic / Parsley - Prep as directed. Store broccoli in one container. Combine garlic and parsley in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make marinade - Combine garlic, parsley, olive oil, and shrimp. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Zucchini - Turn zucchini into 'noodles' with a spiralizer or peel off strips with a peeler. (Note: If you prefer, you can also just cube your zucchini to make a zucchini saute.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Tomatoes - Chop tomatoes.

Make

  1. Heat a skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli with some salt and saute until broccoli is nearly tender, ~5 minutes. (Note: If the broccoli florets are large and seem to be cooking slowly, you can add a splash of water to the pan and cover with a lid so that the broccoli steams.)
  2. Add zucchini to broccoli and saute until tender, ~1 minute for zucchini ‘noodles’ (be sure not to overcook them or they will lose their shape) or 3 to 4 minutes for zucchini cubes. Transfer vegetables to a serving plate and return pan to heat.
  3. Reduce heat under the pan to medium. Add butter. When butter is melted, add stock, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Add shrimp (including marinade) to tomatoes. Saute until shrimp is cooked through, ~4 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over top and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve shrimp scampi over zucchini noodles and broccoli. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 36 reviews

Tasty, but I thought the addition of tomatoes was a bit odd - would have much preferred this to have a strong garlic butter taste. Tomatoes also made the sauce very watery. Definitely opt for fresh parsley instead of dried parsley as well.

By: Summer
Posted: Oct 12, 2019
Diet: Original

This meal was simple and delicious!

By: Catherine
Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

Garlicky white beans with tomatoes and broccoli. Buttery yumminess and we always love toasted pine nuts.

By: Shawn
Posted: Sep 14, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Delicious!! I roasted the broccoli and served it on the side

By: Kristen
Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Diet: Original

I like the scampi but it didn't seem like there was enough for the amount of pasta and broccoli. Ended up being quite dry.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Sep 08, 2019
Diet: Original

Really enjoyed this! I made sure to season the veggies generously with salt and pepper while cooking and I might add 1 more clove of garlic next time, but I’ll definitely make again. Great way to use up some garden tomatoes and zucchini.

By: Kristen
Posted: Sep 01, 2019
Diet: Paleo