Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Noodles

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Whenever I start to date a guy, I have a three date minimum (no not what you are thinking), until I even consider the thought of dirtying my kitchen for a man.  In order for me to pull out the pots and pans I have to seriously like the dude.  I like to call this the “seal the deal” recipe.  With tons of yummy, bold flavors and yes, if you both have garlic breath it cancels each other’s out, this recipe is quick and easy allowing lots to time for conversation or wherever the night may lead…

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 4 slices of center cut bacon, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped, dried oregano
  • 1 lb. of large to medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp of chopped, fresh basil
  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

  • Use the spiralizer to create zucchini noodles.
  • I like to cut my zucchini in thirds before spiralizingthem, this creates shorter noodles that are easier to eat.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the chopped bacon.
  • Once crispy, drain half of the fat and add the garlic to the skillet
  • Cook until translucent and add the oregano. Sauté for about 1 minute
  • Add the shrimp, white wine and chicken stock and bring to a simmer
  • Add the juice of the lemon and let simmer until shrimp are opaque and pink
  • While the shrimp are cooking, take the remaining 1/4 cup of the chicken stock and place in a deep skillet over medium high heat
  • Sauté the zucchini in the chicken broth until it becomes tender
  • Toss the cooked zucchini with the shrimp and top with fresh Parmesan cheese and basil

Nutrition:
Calories: 230
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Fat: 6 grams
Protein: 32 grams

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