Healthy never tasted so irresistibly good with this easy Shrimp Scampi and Zucchini Noodles.
So if you follow me on Instagram, which if you don’t, you should… because… well.. I’m cool.. DUH!
But for real, if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some pics from a recent family outing.
Last week Wednesday we went to our first baseball game with Cason.
I wasn’t sure how he would do. He’s two now but his attention span still isn’t super long.
Luckily we had some veteran baseball game parents who could show us “the ropes,” my brother and sister-in-law.
We ended up getting to the game about 30-45 minutes early and went down to watch the players warm up on the field. As we were standing there Cason’s eyes were just huge in awe and wonder. Baseballs…. big green field… tons of people… huge jumbotron. WHOA!!!
After about 10 minutes or so watching them warm up, the boys (2 nephews and little man), had had enough. It was time to go play.
So off we went to the HUGE 2-3 story playground.
I have to admit I was a little nervous. I mean I get scared to let him climb around at Chick-fil-A!
All the bigger kids pushing around, lots of places to get lost in the maze, what if he falls? Yeah … needless to say I had an eagle eye gaze on him the whole time he was in there. Luckily his older cousin was by his side the whole time watching out for him.
Post playground time we headed in to get some baseball grub and watch the game.
Cason and I shared some cheeseburger sliders but apparently that was not good enough for him. He decided to mosy on over to his Aunt and chow down on her nachos and then finish off the night with a little ice cream.
So… all in all I think Cason’s idea of a baseball game is playground fun and lots of good food! 🙂
Speaking of good food! Are you guys fans of Shrimp Scampi?
I totally am. Not only is it super easy to make with just a few ingredients, but it is packed with fresh flavors and feels kinda fancy. 🙂
As a way to make this dish a little healthier, I whipped out my spiralizer again.
If you guys don’t have one you, you totally need to get one. They are fun to use and a great EASY way to put more veggies in your diet.
This dish seriously took me by surprise, taste wise! I loved the zucchini noodles with all the scampi flavors and even added a little touch of butter to finish the sauce that ended up tying everything together and made it absolutely irresistible to eat!
I hope ya’ll get a chance to try it.
If you by chance don’t have a spiralizer, in order to create zucchini noodles you could use a peeler or a mandolin.
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- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1½ lbs. of shrimp, peeled & deveined
- ½ cup of onions, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ⅓ cup of white wine
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- salt & pepper
- juice of 1 lemon
- ⅓ cup of fresh basil, chopped
- 3 zucchini, made into noodles
- Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the shrimp.
- Immediately season shrimp with ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, salt & pepper.
- Saute each side for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn opaque in color.
- Remove shrimp from the pan.
- Into the same skillet the shrimp were in add onions, saute from 3-4 minutes until translucent.
- Next add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, immediately add white wine to deglaze and scrap all the brown goodness off the bottom of the pan.
- Add in the cherry tomatoes, cover skillet and saute for 3-4 minutes or until tomatoes start to get somewhat soft.
- Add shrimp back to the pan, butter, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and basil. Stir until butter melts.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and then zucchini noodles.
- Saute for 2-3 minutes, and remove.
- Add noodles to the shrimp mixture, toss to coat and serve!