Bacon Shrimp Scampi

This Bacon Shrimp Scampi is made with “zucchini noodles.” When you make this dish, either serve it as a side dish or add more protein.
Bacon Shrimp “Zucchini Noodle” Scampi
  • 2 pieces of uncooked bacon
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 8-10 shrimps, defrosted, deveined and shells removed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 medium zucchinis, peeled and sliced into noodles with a spirooli
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in the bacon. 
  2. Cook bacon for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked to your crunchy preference. 
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  4. Leave 1 tbsp of bacon fat in the skillet and add in the garlic. 
  5. Cook the garlic for 30 seconds and then add in the red pepper flakes, shallots and shrimp.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and let shrimp cook for about 2 minutes, flip over, add in the lemon juice and cook an additional two minutes. 
  7. Remove the shrimps with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  8. In the same skillet, add in the zucchini noodles and toss to combine, for about 2 minutes and then add in the shrimp and crumble in the bacon. 
  9. Divide onto two plates and garnish with chopped parsley.
Optional: Add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese to the noodles before adding in the shrimp for extra flavor.

Recipe and photo source: Inspiralized

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