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Sweet and Spicy Zoodles with Shrimp
with carrots / snap peas

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These saucy zucchini noodles have a mix of sweet and savory flavor all in a quick and easy meal that comes together in one pan. We last featured this meal in 2021.

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Ingredients

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4
Sweet and Spicy Zoodles with Shrimp:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1/3 cup
  • Sunflower seed butter - 1/4 cup (sub any nut butter)
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1 tsp
  • Water - 4 Tbsp
  • Cashews - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Snap peas / sugar snap peas - 6 oz, trimmed (sub snow peas)
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, thinly sliced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded to save time)
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, spiralized or peeled into ribbons
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, pat dry, and season with some salt and pepper.

  2. Make sauce - Mince garlic. Whisk together garlic, aminos, sunflower seed butter, vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and water. Taste; if it’s too salty, add more water. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Cashews / Snap peas / Bell peppers - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Carrots / Zucchini - If not using pre-shredded carrots, grate with a box grater or food processor. Turn zucchini into 'noodles' with a spiralizer or form ribbons with a peeler. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  5. Green onions - Prep as directed.

  6. Limes - Slice into wedges.

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Make

  1. Heat a saute pan or wok with cooking oil over medium-high heat. When oil begins to shimmer add bell peppers and saute for 1 to 2 minutes to get them started cooking. Add snap peas, carrots, and white parts of green onions. Saute until carrots begin to soften, ~1 minute. Add zucchini and shrimp and saute until zucchini is tender and shrimp is opaque, ~3 to 4 minutes (depending on size).

  2. Add sauce and cook until it begins to simmer and thicken, ~2 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.

  3. Squeeze lime juice over stir-fry and top with cashews and green parts of green onions. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (42)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (11)

Most Helpful

I am allergic to shrimp, so I subbed a pound of chicken, cubed. It took a little longer to cook, but turned out great! Delicious and easy meal!!

By: Rachel
Posted: Apr 03, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
1 Helpful

25 reviews

Really tasty and easy to make! We skipped the chopped peanuts on top, and I'll probably cut out (or at least cut down) the peanut butter next time; I'm not a big fan and I could definitely tell the peanut butter was there. But even so, the meal was great. I ate the leftovers for lunch the next day and it was actually even better.

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 18, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good! I mistakenly picked up wheat ramen noodles, but they worked well. Upped the spice a little, but otherwise made as written.

By: Barbie
Posted: May 18, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good and super simple!

By: Kimberly
Posted: May 11, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Did not add water to the sauce and was generous with sauce measurements. Thin sliced the carrots and found this preferable To shredded. Added onions to the stir fry. Used pad thai noddles, which worked well. Didn’t have peanuts, so used macadamia nuts that I had on hand, which worked well. Yum! This gets a ‘better than take out’ rating from me!

By: Maggie
Posted: Apr 28, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Expected this to be sweeter. Not a big fan of the sauce. It was pretty quick to make.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I think the prep that goes into this dish (which is manageable) is worth the reward.

By: Lee
Posted: Apr 24, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful