I’ve had so much fun with shrimp recipes since we came home with about 10 pounds of them from our late summer beach trip.
The Pesto Shrimp with Zoodles and Jambalaya have been our favorites so far. I’ve tried and failed so many times to recreate the Shrimp Burger from our favorite beach restaurant – but I will keep trying! I decided with the last few pounds of oceany goodness, I would go for something simpler and this Shrimp Scampi was born.
This is the perfect weeknight meal because it is super fast to put together. Even if you wait until the last minute to clean your shrimp, this meal comes together in under 30 minutes. If you want to plan ahead and make dinner prep even easier, clean the shrimp ahead of time and just keep in a bowl in the fridge with a few ice cubes. You can also spiralize your zucchini and keep those in the fridge as well.
I served mine over zoodles here, but I’ve used spaghetti squash in the past and even made spaghetti squash cakes one time and that was particularly good.
I love this for a weeknight because it’s so fast, but it would also be great for a dinner party because it’s pretty impressive. Just be sure to pass out some mints. 🙂