These garlic shrimp zucchini noodles are an absolute treat when you’re craving a healthy version of shrimp scampi!
Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles Keto Recipe
Do you ever crave a delicious pasta dish, but just don’t want the weight of all the pasta? I have this problem frequently, but I’ve been trying to stick to my keto diet plan and use only keto recipes. I’m loving the keto recipes from some of my favorite keto cookbooks. I’ve been experimenting with zucchini noodles lately and have found them to be such a tasty pasta replacement. I feel better and lighter and have none of the guilt an hour later from my “pasta regret.”
How to Make Zucchini Noodles
If you’ve never made zucchini noodles, don’t be scared! It’s easier than it sounds and with the right tools, it’s quick and painless. Finding the right zucchini noodle maker was a challenge, but after trying a few I’ve landed on this Spiralizer! There are lots of other great ones out there, but this is my favorite. It does several different sizes and it won’t break the bank either.
If you want thicker, more linguini-like noodles without using a spiralizer, you can also use a Julienne Peeler.
When learning how to make zucchini noodles, be sure you have a few extra zucchinis to practice on. It’s simple, but just takes a little bit of practice. Don’t apply too much pressure and don’t go too fast.
Shrimp vs. Prawn
So, I’m calling this recipe Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles, because shrimp is what I normally have on hand, but what is the difference between shrimp and prawn? Some people may think that prawn is just a word for a larger shrimp, but shrimp and prawn are actually two completely different crustaceans! There’s a whole lot of science to back this up, but basically, the major distinction is that shrimp are smaller salt-water animals and prawn are larger fresh-water animals.
You can use shrimp or prawns interchangeably in most recipes. I feel like shrimp is cheaper and more readily available in my area, so that’s what I normally use. And to be honest, I can’t really taste the difference between shrimp and prawns! Can you?