These garlic shrimp zoodles are so incredibly delicious. My husband who doesn’t even like shrimp loves this dish. Not only does this meal look very pretty, it is also very healthy. It is a great combination of protein, healthy fats, starches, tons of veggies and herbs and of course fresh garlic. So if you are struggling to get enough vegetables in a day, or are bored of the usual veggie options, this dish is for you.
Garlic shrimp zoodles are easy and quick to make and I would have included in in my e-book “Quick and Healthy – easy home cooking for busy people”, but I ended up deciding against it because you do need a spiralizer. If you don’t already have one and you like vegetable noodles, I recommend to get one. There are tons of different models out there in all price ranges, but you can get a really cheap one where you have to do the work yourself. It is not that hard, but if you have problems with your wrists it is easier to get one that does the work for you.
Tips for cooking your garlic shrimp zoodles:
I included sweet potato noodles into the recipe to make it more filing, but feel free to use your favorite spiralized vegetables. Since the sweet potato noodles do need a little longer to cook, I start out by frying those first. Zucchini noodles, or also called zoodles, will shrink when they are fried. I therefore use 2 zucchinis and fry them in batches.
You can use either fresh or frozen shrimp. Make sure to defrost the shrimp if they were previously frozen. If you forgot, running a bit of luke warm water over the shrimp can help.
As always I encourage you to experiment with your favorite ingredients and what you currently have on hand.