Unofficial NOOM Green Shrimp Scampi

For all of you out there that love shrimp and zucchini and are following the NOOM lifestyle, well, you are going to want to add this simple Unofficial NOOM Friendly Shrimp Scampi to your recipe repertoire! 

NOOM Friendly Shrimp Scampi, exactly what is that?

Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi on Zucchini Noodles

It’s a simple-to-follow recipe, with ingredients that will be a GREEN food option! Yeah 100x.  

For those of you just looking for a healthy alternative to some of those shrimp scampi recipes out there and a faster way to prepare it, well, HELLO and welcome, cause I’ve got you. 

Shrimp scampi almost with zucchini noodles, yum!

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Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi in an Air Fryer or Nonstick Frying Pan 

First and foremost to keep thisNoom Friendly ‘green’ range, you’ll want to use a nonstick frying pan or your air fryer. Either will work! 

Next, you will not want to add any more than 1 tablespoon of olive oil overall and you won’t need to if you use what I am sharing (plus it’s no longer NOOM GREEN with the oil!) 

I know you want to use more olive oil, but there’s no need, and if you use a nonstick pan, you won’t need oil! 

Mixing together seafood with fresh zucchini noodles (zucchini noodles ) is fabulously fresh and tasty! The air fryer and the nonstick frying pan make this meal possible!

Plus, using either, you will have a meal made rapidly because I am about to share secrets that make this awesome! 

Shrimp Scampi and Zucchini Noodles Please!

Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi on plateFabulous happens when you leave the complexity out of a recipe and keep it to basics like veggies and shrimp.

More specifically zucchini noodles and shrimp.

Now zucchini noodles are merely those zucchini noodles that look like spaghetti but don’t have anywhere near the carbs!

Do you realize that a zucchini offers a nice refrigerated shelf life UNTIL you cut it? It’s true.

Stocking a few in the refrigerator compartment drawer for veggies keeps zucchini at its best for spiralizing. 

Since I don’t eat meat but I will consume certain seafood, and shrimp is one, it’s always on-hand.

Zucchini Noodle Options for my Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi

Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi with zucchini black pepperZucchini Noodles are simply zucchini noodles and I make them almost 5x a week!

Adding zucchini noodles to this Noom friendly Shrimp scampi is just makes it so much lighter and tastier, IMO. 

Congratulations on stopping at my website, because you are about to prepare a very palatable meal. In fact,  Zucchini Noodles are really easy to make! 

In other words, even if you have not cooked, you can’t miss this recipe! 

Zucchini noodles can be purchased frozen, or fresh or you can crank them out yourself in seconds. 

Before you make your own, I suggest purchasing some, trying the recipe, and deciding if you like the taste of zucchini noodles. 

I have tried many different spiralizers and many of them are JUNK. This is the one I own and use daily! Buy the best you can afford and don’t buy a space sucker either! 

For those that LOVE spiraling zucchinis and their taste once cooked buy this Zucchini Spiralizer, you can’t go wrong and it’s easy and precise! 

Zucchini Noodles Are a Great Options When A Craving for Pasta Happens. Here’s what to do! 

Since I am an absolute veggie girl who wants to offer you a Noom friendly shrimp scampi recipe, I have traded in my pasta for zucchini noodles.

Not Exactly My Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi, But…

TIP For Those Not Totally Committed To Subbing Pasta for Zucchini Noodles 

If you are trying to convince yourself to take the leap and eat better, try this gradual changeover. Please note it is NOT the green Noom friendly shrimp scampi, but it’s a good chance to taste test and play with ingredients.

Bulk up a very small portion of pasta with zucchini noodles! Use more zucchini noodles than pasta. 

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Noom friendly shrimp scampi zucchini noodle prep 

The key to Zucchini Noodles is NOT to overcook.

Saute them quickly enough to soften, yet hard enough that they will still twirl. 

My golden standard is always literally a ‘bead’ of olive oil swirled with a pastry brush in a NONstick pan and fresh cloves of garlic or minced garlic. Mmm! 

The Shrimp part of Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi 

Easy the shortcut you’ll love!

Purchase fully cooked, deveined shrimp.

That’s the short and sweet version.

Make sure you have rinsed your shrimp and they are dethawed.

I actually use warm water and then a few paper towels, I hate that excess water.

Rather than wine, I have a true secret ingredient here: Braggs Apple Cider Vinaigrettebecause it is NOOMGREEN Friendly. 

Option 2: I also use Walden Farm Italian Dressing, as it is ALSO Noom GREEN so my recipe is Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi. 

Garlic + Lemon Fo the Win: Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi Almost! 

Your success in this comes with first cooking the garlic, tossed with the shrimp, and a bit of the dressing. Let it sit. 

My Preference Cooking Noom Friendly Shrimp Scampi Almost 

I prefer cooking this meal all in the air fryer, it is faster and always more consistent. 

Note that I do provide the how-to in a skillet, it’s just easier in the air fryer! 

Fresh, Fast & Meatless 

For those of you who are seeking a meatless meal, and simple ingredients, this is YOUR new go-to recipe.

Consider this a full meal, perfect for guests or small plate options.

It cooks inside of 15 minutes and uses simple ingredients many of us that don’t eat meat, already have in our refrigerators or freezers.

Presentation is everything, so when you are done cooking, plate the zucchini noodles first. 

Then, place the shrimp around the plate and a few in the middle.

You can dress this up with some grating cheese if you like.

Enjoy and let me know how yours turned out. ~ Dana XO.

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shrimp mixed with zoodles

Shrimp Scampi Almost With Zucchini Noodles

Craving seafood and something that is different? 
That's me, every day. 
I take common ingredients, staples that I have in my fridge and freezer and create fabulous dishes. 
Do you realize that a zucchini offers a nice refrigerated shelf life UNTIL you cut it? It's true. 
Stocking a few in the crisper is a good idea. 
Since I don't eat meat but I will consume certain seafood, and shrimp is one, it's always on-hand. 
Take stock of your freezer and refrigerator, check out my recipe (scroll to the end for ingredients) and then get ready to be Wowed! 
Zucchini noodles are simply zucchinis spiralized into noodles and I make them almost 5x a week! 
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Course: In the Kitchen with Dana
Cuisine: Seafood
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Total Time: 20minutes
Servings: 1serving
Author: dana vento

Ingredients

  • FOR ZUCCHINI NOODLES
  • 2 C Large Zucchini Noodles
  • 1 Garlic Clove peeled and sliced or 1 Tbsp Minced
  • nonstick oil in fryer basket
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • *Optional Red Pepper Flakes if you like a little heat!
  • FOR THE SHRIMP SCAMPI
  • 9 Fully cooked Shrimp deveined shrimp, tail on, Defrosted.
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (or Minced Garlic ) peeled and sliced.
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 tbsp Vinagrette (Braggs or Walden Farms)
  • 1 tbsp Capers (drained)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Rind grated with zester
  • Dash of freshly milled pepper optional

Instructions

  • preheat air fryer to 400°F (for skillet method see notes below)
  • Treat air fryer basket with non stick spray
  • add in combined garlic and zucchini noodles
  • cook for 5 minutes then remove basket. Drain zucchini water and level out zucchini noodles
  • replace basket and cook for 4-5 minutes more.
  • Remove. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to season. Set aside
  • Next, in the air fryer basket place the shrimp, and garlic. (reserve if any the marinade for After the shrimp come out of the air fryer and toss it onto the warm shrimp)
  • Allow mixture to begin to cook a bit and garlic to soften slightly (about 5 minutes)
  • Air Fry for 4 minutes on 400°F
  • Open, mix, and remove from air fryer basket.
  • toss in capers.
  • place atop zuccini noodles
  • add a quick zest of lemon
  • ENJOY!

Notes

For Skillet Follow this 
In a small nonstick skillet, place garlic, and zoodles. 
Pan fry quickly to soften but yet al dente.  4-5 Minutes 
First 2 minutes cover, last 3 minutes uncover. 
Medium heat. 
 
For Shrimp. 
Remove zucchini from pan. 
In the same pan add the shrimp, garlic, and the vinaigrette. 
Cook on medium low. 
Allow mixture to begin to cook a bit and garlic to soften slightly (about 5 minutes) 
Cover. 
Once the garlic is softened remove from heat and add drained capers