This easy Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini Noodles is the perfect healthy, indulgent dinner packed with all the flavors of piccata without all the calories.
As a teenager, I worked endless hours at a beach side seafood restaurant that served delicious seafood, but a pretty horrible version of chicken piccata. And since it was the only one I had ever tried, I just wrote it off as a dish I didn't like. That was until I had an amazing homemade version at a friend's dinner party and realized what I had been missing all those years.
Since then I have fallen in love with the flavors of piccata and especially love it with shrimp. Something about the sweetness of the shrimp paired with the buttery, lemony sauce is just magical. Then to keep things light and healthy, zucchini noodles are the perfect addition.
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Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini Noodles
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- 4 U small zucchini
- 1.33 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 U lemon
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 U cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp capers
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (leave out for Paleo/Whole30)
Use a spiralizer (or sharp knife) to make the zucchini into noodles. If you have time, place them in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let rest for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator to remove excess water. Take them out and gently squeeze using a paper towel. This step isn't necessary but will give you a less watery noodle.
Season the shrimp with garlic salt and pepper. Heat half the the olive oil over medium heat. Add half of the shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes per side or until cooked through. Repeat with the remaining shrimp. When shrimp are done, squeeze about half of the lemon juice over top and set aside.
Add the butter to the pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Add the shrimp along with remaining lemon juice, capers, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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