Paleo Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Scampi
Seafood is a great addition to your diet – even if you’re not watching your weight or going Paleo. Not only is it a great, low-calorie source of protein, but it’s also full of Omega-3s, which help improve the health of your nervous system and your heart. (For more, check out this past post.)
So in honor of this powerful superfood, I want to share with you a great seafood-based recipe just about anyone can make: Shrimp Scampi. It’s easy to prep, it only takes a few minutes to cook, and the results are delicious.
My shrimp scampi doesn’t use pasta noodles, of course, as those aren’t Paleo. Instead, you’ll use zucchini noodles – which are super simple to make. I promise though, the substitution doesn’t make a difference except to make it taste even better. This is a Paleo recipe you’ll use again and again!
Here’s what you need:
- 3 zucchinis
- 3/4 pound peeled, de-tailed shrimp
- 3 tbsp. ghee or coconut oil
- pre-chopped garlic
- A spiral slicer
- First, cut the tops and bottoms of your zucchinis, wash them, and use the spiral slicer to create small “noodles.” Set these aside in a bowl until ready to use.
- Next, melt your ghee or coconut oil in large pan, and throw in your garlic. Let this cook for about 3-4 minutes, until the garlic starts to look browned.
- Finally toss in your shrimp and zucchini noodles, and combine thoroughly. Continue cooking until the shrimp has turned pink all the way through and your zucchini noodles have softened.
- Take a forkful out of the pan, and taste test it. Add salt and pepper as desired, or even add some hot sauce. Then, serve it up hot!
All in all, this meal only takes about 20 minutes to prep and cook, so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight when you’re strapped for time. Plus (bonus points!) it’s super healthy!
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