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Whole30 Sesame Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Noodles

Sesame Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

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  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Easy and flavorful, this weeknight sesame shrimp scampi with zucchinin noodles recipe is paleo, whole30, nut free, and ready in under 40 minutes!


  • 8 cups ice water
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

For the Sesame Vinaigrette:


  1. Combine ice water and salt in a large bowl, stirring until salt dissolves. Add shrimp, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Once that time’s up, drain the shrimp and discard brine, then rinse and pat dry.
  2. While the shrimp brines, make zucchini noodles using the spiralizer. Add zucchini noodles to a colander. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of sea salt and toss. Let sit for about 20 minutes. Then gently squeeze the excess water out of the zucchini noodles using paper towels or a linen cloth. Be careful not to squeeze the noodles too much, rendering them soggy and lifeless — instead, you’re just squeezing out the excess moisture that the sea salt has released!
  3. Prepare the vinaigrette by whisking together the sesame seeds, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and sesame oil.
  4. Heat cooking fat of choice in a large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Reduce heat to low. Add vinaigrette to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for a minute, stirring constantly. Add zucchini noodles and saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring to coat the noodles in the sauce. Remove from heat and serve immediately.