Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Shrimp scampi, which is basically shrimp cooked in a butter, garlic and lemon sauce, is one of my favourite meals! The other day I was enjoying some cilantro lime grilled shrimp and I could not help but think that the fabulous cilantro and lime flavour combo would be great in shrimp scampi! I mean if you take something that is already good, like butter and garlic, and combine it with something else that is great, like cilantro and lime, you can only get something even better! I was right! The buttery, garlicky, cilantro and lime sauce is absolutely amazing with shrimp; and it's so quick and easy to make! You can serve this cilantro lime shrimp scampi all by itself, with crusty bread, on rice, on pasta, on quinoa, etc. or my current obsession, zucchini noodles to make for a complete, light summer meal!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini NoodlesCilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Shrimp in a tasty butter, garlic and lime sauce with plenty of fresh cilantro/coriander served on zucchini noodles!


ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-24), shelled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth or shrimp broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into noodles
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
directions
  1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat until frothing, add the shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, flip, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute before setting the shrimp aside.
  2. Add the white wine and lime juice to the pan, deglaze it, simmer for 2 minutes, add the zucchini noodles and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes, before seasoning with salt and pepper, adding the shrimp, lime zest and cilantro, tossing everything and removing from the heat.

Note: Cut the zucchini into noodles with a mandoline or a spiralizer.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 170, Fat 7g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0.3g), Cholesterol 158mg, Sodium 656mg, Carbs 7g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g), Protein 17g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

7 comments:

Maria said...

Looks like a great summer meal!

James Rancourt said...

You know, Kevin, I was going to quit your site over all the "Cilantro" based recipes. You see, when it comes to cilantro there are two types of people...those that love it and those that can't stand it (to me it tastes like raw gasoline...and yes, after 20 years in an auto body shop I do know the taste of raw gasoline....tastes just like cilantro.) Then I found that Italian flat leaf parsley does a amazing job as a replacement. So, with that in mind, I have decided to stay with your site and just substitute the Italian flat leaf parsley for the cilantro...:-D

Valerie H. said...

Kevin, you post the BEST recipes! I'll be making this one soon! Thanks for all you do!

Heather Christo said...

This looks wonderful! I love the cilantro and lime!

Alida Ryder said...

That shrimp looks too good. Love the idea of this dish, decadent but yet so good for you.

Julie Wampler said...

Oh man, this shrimp looks wonderful!!

Claudia said...

I have to agree with James, to me it tastes like soap. I read that is a genetic trait, and my sibs also do not like its taste. I will also substitute parsley, or maybe basil.

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