RECIPE: Cajun Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

12:18:00 AM

Hello lovelies,

I've been trying to incorporate healthy eating eating into my lifestyle.
Of course, I can't just flip the switch. So I'm going at it, gradually..
That's why instead of having only zucchini noodles,
I had a mix of zucchini pasta and regular pasta as well.

I was pretty keen on trying out Zucchini Pasta with Cajun Shrimp!

Cajun Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Looks good, ey?
Well if you like what you see, continue reading!

So, most websites hinted the need of a spiralizer to make the zucchini into noodle form, but I found another way with something that you probably already have in your kitchen.

A grater

Yes, you heard that right. You can use an old-school grater instead of one of those fancy spiralizers. 
Check out this blog for more information. 

Cajun Shrimp Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe
Lazy Girl’s Zucchini Spaghetti [NO FANCY TOOLS REQUIRED!]

Cajun Shrimp Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe
And that, is pretty much how she does it.
I didn't believe it would be this easy at first. But I tried it out, and guess what!
IT WORKS.

Cajun Shrimp Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe
That's my attempt on making zucchini noodles with a grater.
Just remember when you're doing it, when you reach the middle part where the seeds are then its time to move on to another side.
(the seed parts don't hold the zucchini very well and it'll end up in short broken bits)

Ingredients (Serves 1)
1 zucchini, washed
1 tsp olive oil (+ some butter if you'd like)
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
6 shrimps, shelled
A splash of white wine
A handful of chopped parsley

Marinade
Chilli flakes
Cajun seasoning
Smoked paprika
Salt
Black pepper
Olive oil
(I don't really use measurements when I cook so just go with the flow!)

Instructions
Place all ingredients of marinade into a bowl with the shrimp. Mix it all together and leave aside.

Cajun Shrimp Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe
Place a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook them for 1-2 minutes before turning them the other side. Cook other side for 1 minute until cooked throughout. Transfer shrimps to a bowl, leaving any remaining liquid in the pan.

Increase the heat to medium. Add the olive oil (and butter) and let it heat up for about 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook them for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the white wine to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, scrape the bottom of the pan for any brown bits. After about 2 minutes, add the zucchini noodles. Stir the noodles occasionally for about 2 minutes to cook and soften them.
Don't cook the zucchini noodles for too long or else it'll get mushy and nobody likes mushy pasta.

Cajun Shrimp Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe
Return shrimp and parsley to the pan and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately.

ALL DONE!
Hope you guys enjoy it, and if you tried it out please do let me know what you think!


Cajun Shrimp Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe

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45 comments

  1. Always love your recipe dear all looks so delicious one!! Making me hungry now.

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  2. Aww looks so yummy! Thanks for this great recipe ya ;)

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  3. Woooo looks yumeee, thanks for the recipe. WIll surely try

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you love it like I do :)

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  4. wow yummy, see the food. now I am so hungry no yet lunch.

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    1. Oh no! I hope you had lunch soon after this :)

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  5. Looks easy to cook. Will cook for my children this weekend.

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    1. It is and it's extremely healthy as well! The kids will love it! Perfect way to conceal veggies while making it taste super good!

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  6. Why you pandai de? haha Nice one!!

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    1. Haha mummy taught me to cook. Thanks! :)

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  7. wow .... it is simple, delicious and nutritious... would like to try this menu too

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  8. Looks good and most of all, it's so easy and simple to cook! Love your recipe :D

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  9. It is definitely an easy recipe to try to. Thanks for the recipe

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  10. I hardly cook at home but I'm always up for a pasta dish! Never tried zucchini noodles before! Will definitely try to attempt it one day

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    1. Try it! You will love it :) It tastes so good!

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  11. yayyy... more yummy recipes to test out....Thanks for being awesome

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  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Although I keep telling myself that I would cook over the weekend, I'd end up not having the time.

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    1. You're welcome :) Try out my grilled chicken recipe then, that one only takes 30 minutes to cook chicken, rice and veggies!

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  13. I would love to share this recipe with my housemate and let her cook for me! XD

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    1. Haha do share it with her! Let me know how it goes :) I hope you guys like it

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  14. wow...looks so delicious!!!I can try to make for my own during weekend!!

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    1. Let me know how it goes for you :) I hope you like it!

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  15. Shrimps!!! I love Shrimps! Audrey you make spaghetti so easy to cook =D

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    1. YAY! I love shrimp too! Awww thanks :) It is really easy. Try it for yourself :)

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  16. I feel want to try the Zucchini Pasta with Cajun Shrimp!
    Cook for me! =D

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    1. Hahaha you come visit me in Adelaide, I cook for you!

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  17. those shrimps look super delicious in the end. would love to pop these into the mouth

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    1. They were real delicious ;) Try this recipe and you shall find out!

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  18. omg it look easy n so delicious! i must try it out this weekend

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  19. wow... I didn't know it would be so easy to make the noodles.

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    1. Neither did I before this. haha but now I do!

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  20. Simple, nice and love the recipes that you sharing at here.

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  21. Looking good.. Love your recipe, simple and nice..

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  22. thanks for the recipe. WIll surely try

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