This easy garlic roasted shrimp with zucchini pasta recipe is a great weeknight shrimp dinner — you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. And it’s paleo, keto, and Whole30 compliant!
Paleo shrimp and zucchini pasta
This garlic roasted shrimp with zucchini pasta is a quick and easy paleo shrimp recipe. It’s a great weeknight dinner — you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. With just olive oil, ghee, garlic, and lemon for the sauce, this shrimp and zucchini pasta recipe is low carb, keto, and Whole30-friendly.
Keeping a bag of shrimp in the freezer is a great hack for quick dinners. Frozen shrimp thaw so quickly you can make this dinner at a moment’s notice. Just put the shrimp in a bowl of cold water to thaw when you preheat the oven. By the time you get the rest of the sauce ingredients into the baking dish, the shrimp should be thawed. If there is a little bit of ice left on the shrimp, just rinse under cold water for a minute and you should be good to go.
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This quick-cooking Whole30 shrimp recipe is so versatile you can use either raw or pre-cooked shrimp, depending on what you find in your area. If your shrimp are raw roast them until they turn pink and start to curl. That’s how you know they are done. If you are starting with pre-cooked shrimp, just cook them until the shrimp are warmed through. Either way, they are delicious with the garlicky sauce.
I like the zucchini noodles just tossed in the hot sauce with the shrimp. But if you want them a little softer, remove the shrimp from the sauce when done and set them on a plate covered with foil to keep warm. Then toss the zucchini pasta in the sauce in the baking dish and put it back in the oven for a few minutes to soften the zucchini.