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Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

This tangy shrimp is a smart way to cut carbs without sacrificing flavor. If you don't have a spiralizer, use thinly julienned zucchini to get a similar effect. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Additional grated lime zest

Directions

  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in tequila, lime zest and lime juice. Cook over medium heat until liquid is almost evaporated, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add olive oil and remaining butter; stir in shrimp and zucchini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink and zucchini is crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and additional lime zest.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 246 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 161mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • jamieberg
    Apr 28, 2020

    We loved this. We don’t drink alcohol so substituted 1 Tbs agave nectar for the tequila.

  • kpayne370
    Jun 25, 2018

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